Average Salary for Department of Public Health Employees

The average employee at Department of Public Health takes home $48K per year. Though your experience level and geography do impact pay, what you do at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at Department of Public Health. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Department of Public Health Median Salary by Job


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Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor
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Registered Nurse (RN)
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Environmental Specialist
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Pharmacy Assistant Director
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Emergency Management Specialist
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  • Updated: 15 Jun 2017
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Pharmacy Assistant Directors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $101K annually on average; Registered Nurse Supervisors are next on the list, bringing in close to $61K, followed by Epidemiologists earning about $53K and Emergency Management Specialists making $45K. Financial compensation for Environmental Specialists is rather low — on average only approximately $32K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $52K per year. The largest fraction of Department of Public Health people (25 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $41K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $55K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Atlanta, Ga. (around $55K), Denver, Colo. ($51K), and Philadelphia, Pa. (about $48K) are the next top-paying cities. At $33K, Macon, Ga. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $58K annually) in California.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $101K per year for Registered Pharmacists; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to around $55K annually for accredited Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Certifications. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Public Health (MPH); Department of Public Health awards $54K to these degree-holders.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $61K per year. Data Analysis also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; a little less than a fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other top skills include Public Health, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only one in four employees. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Department of Public Health provides health insurance to a large number of employees, and a strong majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Perks also include life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

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Key Stats for Department of Public Health


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$24,886 - $60,514
$41,000 - $60,500

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
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