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Average Salary for Department of Public Health Employees

A salary of $47K per year is the going rate at Department of Public Health. Department of Public Health paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though where you live and your experience level are also considered. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Department of Public Health typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Department of Public Health
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Public Health Nurse (6)
$40,231 - $74,646  
[-]Public Health Nurse (6)
Salary$37,516 - $68,506  
Total Pay$40,231 - $74,646  
[+]Epidemiologist (4)
$28,774 - $55,258  
[+]Epidemiologist (4)
Salary$27,259 - $49,033  
Total Pay$28,774 - $55,258  
[+]Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist (2)
$28,795 - $58,013  
[+]Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist (2)
Salary$29,677 - $58,875  
Total Pay$28,795 - $58,013  
[+]Microbiologist (2)
$40,093 - $70,742  
[+]Microbiologist (2)
Bonus$221.03 - $4,655  
Total Pay$40,093 - $70,742  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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Public Health Directors earn the highest median pay at $96K, followed by Public Health Nurses ($47K), Registered Nurse Supervisors (approximately $47K), and Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators (around $43K). Social Workers at Department of Public Health do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $29K) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($66K annually) can be spotted in Richmond; Des Moines (around $53K), Winston-salem ($51K), and Salt Lake City ($50K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $36K, Atlanta is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at $66K per year.

Years of Experience

Respondents with a company tenure of five to ten years tend to make about $45K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (39 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $46K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Public Health Nurse s have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $55K. Salaries typically rise to around $49K per year for accredited Registered Nurses. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) make the most here, hauling in $58K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Operations Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $69K. A relatively widespread skill at Department of Public Health is Public Health; approximately one-fifth of employees use it for work. Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Case Management round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 44 percent. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A strong majority of workers report having health insurance, and a fair portion of workers report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, flexible hours, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

Key Stats

72 %
28 %
$23,147 - $58,845
$34,765 - $72,073
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

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