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Average Salary for Department of Public Health Employees

The median income for Department of Public Health employees is $49K annually. Geography influences pay for Department of Public Health workers the most, followed by your role at the company and how long you've been working. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Department of Public Health typically pays:
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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $85K per year) can be spotted in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Hartford, Conn. ($84K), Salt Lake City, Utah (about $50K), and Raleigh, N.C. ($50K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $42K) is Atlanta, Ga. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Ohio, where they average to $75K annually.


Nursing Directors earn the highest median pay at about $67K per year, followed by Public Health Nurses ($55K), Epidemiologists ($48K), and Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators (around $43K). Public Health Educators at Department of Public Health do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $35K on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $50K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Department of Public Health employees (40 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn approximately $46K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Registered Nurses, who make about $60K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Public Health Nurse is rewarded with median pay of $55K per year. At Department of Public Health, employees who hold a Master of Public Health (MPH), Epidemiology receive the highest salaries at $57K.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Regulatory Compliance; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $57K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Public Health; one in five consider it a key competency. Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

45 percent receive paid vacation, and only two in five respondents get sick leave. Nearly one-half contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Department of Public Health provides health insurance to a large number of respondents, and a majority of workers do receive dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, life insurance, 401(a), and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Department of Public Health


74 %
26 %
$23,786 - $63,596
$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 14 votes.
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