Average Salary for Department of Public Health Employees

Employees at Department of Public Health make $50K per year on average. Where you live plays the largest role in compensation at Department of Public Health, but what you do at the company and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K annually) can be spotted in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Hartford, Conn. (approximately $84K), Atlanta, Ga. ($52K), and Salt Lake City, Utah (around $50K) are the next top-paying cities. Boston, Mass. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $49K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Department of Public Health the most — $60K per year on average.


Nursing Directors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $67K annually on average; Public Health Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to around $55K, followed by Epidemiologists earning $48K and Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators making $43K. Financial compensation for Public Health Educators is rather low — on average only approximately $35K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $50K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (38 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $44K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach about $60K per year for Registered Nurses; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to around $55K annually for accredited Public Health Nurses. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Department of Public Health awards approximately $38K to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Operations Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $53K per year. A common skill in Department of Public Health's work force is Public Health; slightly less than a fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Case Management.

Benefits and Perks

Department of Public Health helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Paid vacation days are a given for more than half of workers, but Department of Public Health rewards only 45 percent with paid sick leave. A large number of employees can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, 401(a), and a defined benefit retirement plan.

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