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Average Salary for Department of Public Health Employees

An average Department of Public Health employee can expect to make $48K per year. Geography primarily drives compensation; however, your role at the company and your experience level are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Department of Public Health. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Department of Public Health
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (4)
$40,046 - $83,489  
[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (4)
Total Pay$40,046 - $83,489  
[+]Public Health Educator (3)
$22,078 - $47,553  
[+]Public Health Educator (3)
Salary$28,866 - $45,967  
Total Pay$22,078 - $47,553  
[+]Epidemiologist (3)
$36,330 - $68,018  
[+]Epidemiologist (3)
Salary$37,819 - $66,134  
Total Pay$36,330 - $68,018  
[+]Public Health Nurse (3)
$42,249 - $79,549  
[+]Public Health Nurse (3)
Salary$34,154 - $60,926  
Total Pay$42,249 - $79,549  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $85K annually) can be spotted in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Hartford, Conn. ($84K), Salt Lake City, Utah (approximately $50K), and Raleigh, N.C. ($50K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Atlanta, Ga.; in fact, at $42K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Connecticut pays Department of Public Health the most — about $83K per year on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Nursing Directors, Public Health Nurses, Epidemiologists, and Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $67K annually, the other salaries come in at $55K, $48K, and around $43K, respectively. Near the bottom at Department of Public Health are Public Health Educators, pulling in an average of just about $35K.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $50K per year. The greater proportion of employees (42 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $46K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $60K per year for Registered Nurses; non-accredited workers make much less. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $55K annually. Regarding salaries and education, Department of Public Health pays those with a Master of Public Health (MPH), Epidemiology the most — $57K.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Data Analysis; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $55K per year. Public Health is a popular skill in the Department of Public Health workforce; a little less than one-fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Department of Public Health lets only 44 percent take paid vacation and only 38 percent take sick leave. Department of Public Health helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most survey participants can count on health insurance, and a majority of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Perks also include defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, life insurance, and 401(a).

Key Stats for Department of Public Health


74 %
26 %
$23,997 - $62,590
$25,022 - $72,111
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
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