When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $85K per year) can be spotted in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Hartford, Conn. ($84K), Boston, Mass. (around $54K), and Atlanta, Ga. (approximately $52K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Raleigh, N.C. — at $50K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Department of Public Health employee makes $61K annually.
Earning around $67K per year on average, Nursing Directors receive the most money, followed by Public Health Nurses ($55K), Epidemiologists ($54K), and Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators (approximately $43K). Department of Public Health hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Public Health Educators (about $35K on average).
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $53K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Department of Public Health employees (37 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $39K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses receive bigger paychecks ($60K annually) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to approximately $55K per year for accredited Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Certifications. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Department of Public Health awards about $36K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Regulatory Compliance; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $57K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Department of Public Health is Public Health; approximately one in four of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and SAS.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 43 percent. A 401(k) program is available, and close to one-half of workers use it to save for retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most workers, and a solid majority of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. The list of perks also includes life insurance, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, 401(a), and a company cell phone.