Average Salary for Department of Public Health Employees

The median income for Department of Public Health employees is $47K annually. Though where you live and how long you've been working are influential salary factors for those at Department of Public Health, your role at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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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 (5)
$39,369 - $67,858  
[-]Public Health Nurse (5)
Salary$37,534 - $63,510  
Total Pay$39,369 - $67,858  
[+]Public Health Educator (3)
$22,258 - $47,393  
[+]Public Health Educator (3)
Salary$29,478 - $47,249  
Total Pay$22,258 - $47,393  
[+]Epidemiologist (3)
$33,615 - $55,736  
[+]Epidemiologist (3)
Salary$32,990 - $53,288  
Total Pay$33,615 - $55,736  
[+]Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist (2)
$28,551 - $59,227  
[+]Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist (2)
Salary$29,266 - $57,255  
Total Pay$28,551 - $59,227  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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About This Company

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Public Health Directors rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $96K; Public Health Nurses come in second with typical earnings amounting to $47K, while Registered Nurse Supervisors and Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators rank near the top as well ($47K and $43K, respectively). Among the lower-paid positions at Department of Public Health are Social Workers — typical salaries for this role approach approximately $29K.


Median pay is highest in Richmond (around $66K per year), followed by Des Moines (about $53K), Winston-salem (around $51K), and Salt Lake City (approximately $50K). Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Atlanta — at $36K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $66K annually.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to $45K. The greater proportion of employees (39 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home around $46K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach about $55K for Public Health Nurses; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Registered Nurse can certainly pay off here; those folks make $49K. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Department of Public Health come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $58K annually.


When it comes to skills, Operations Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $69K. A garden variety skill at Department of Public Health is Public Health; nearly one in five of Department of Public Health's people use it regularly. Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Case Management are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 44 percent. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Department of Public Health sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At Department of Public Health, most workers have health insurance, and a fair portion of workers have dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, flexible hours, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

Key Stats for Department of Public Health


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

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

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