Average Infectious Disease Nurse Salary in California

Infectious disease nurses in California earn an average of $117,139 per year (or $56.32 per hour).

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45% higher than the national average
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California infectious disease nurses earn 45% higher than the national average salary for infectious disease nurses, at $80,731 (or $38.81 per hour).

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Infectious disease nurse salary range in California

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $156,456 $75
75th Percentile $147,302 $70
Median $118,404 $56
25th Percentile $93,484 $44

80% of California infectious disease nurses earn between $73,750 and $156,456.

Cost-of-living adjusted infectious disease nurse salary in California

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, California infectious disease nurses earn about $106,104 per year. Cost-of-living in California is 10% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in California for infectious disease nurses

Santa Clara, CA $146,641 per year
Hayward, CA $143,249 per year
Sacramento, CA $127,993 per year
Fresno, CA $113,199 per year
Lodi, CA $112,982 per year
Los Angeles, CA $109,685 per year
Ventura, CA $108,192 per year
Carlsbad, CA $106,889 per year
Ontario, CA $105,519 per year
Bakersfield, CA $101,164 per year

California nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where infectious disease nurses are paid the highest is Santa Clara, where the average infectious disease nurses salary is $146,641 and 20,640 registered nurses are currently employed. The Hayward area comes in second, with a $143,249 average infectious disease nurse salary and 41,160 registered nurses employed.

Infectious disease nurses salaries in other states

Massachusetts $103,072 per year
Washington $101,706 per year
New York $91,453 per year
Maryland $81,684 per year
Arizona $93,257 per year
Colorado $83,374 per year
Texas $73,780 per year
Illinois $81,438 per year
Virginia $77,772 per year
Pennsylvania $79,707 per year

How much do other nurses get paid in California?

Transport Nurse $150,607 per year
Transplant Nurse $144,331 per year
Fertility Nurse $142,700 per year
Reproductive Nurse $142,700 per year
Endoscopy Nurse $139,102 per year
Womens Health Nurse $135,964 per year
ENT Nurse $135,964 per year
Cath Lab Nurse $135,964 per year
Primary Care Nurse $130,735 per year
Nurse Educator $130,735 per year

At a $117,139 average annual salary, infectious disease nurses in California tend to earn less than transport nurses ($150,607), transplant nurses ($144,331), fertility nurses ($142,700), reproductive nurses ($142,700), endoscopy nurses ($139,102), womens health nurses ($135,964), ENT nurses ($135,964), cath lab nurses ($135,964), primary care nurses ($130,735), and nurse educators ($130,735).

More about infectious disease nurses

Infection control nurses identify and prevent the spread of infectious disesases. They work in numerous healthcare settings to educate patients and providers on best practices. Research and analysis plays a large role in their job duties along with commuication and education.

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Data sources: rn salary data, cost of living data, proprietary data from Incredible Health