When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $85K annually) can be spotted in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Hartford, Conn. ($84K), Salt Lake City, Utah (approximately $50K), and Raleigh, N.C. ($50K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Atlanta, Ga.; in fact, at $42K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Connecticut pays Department of Public Health the most — about $83K per year on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Nursing Directors, Public Health Nurses, Epidemiologists, and Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $67K annually, the other salaries come in at $55K, $48K, and around $43K, respectively. Near the bottom at Department of Public Health are Public Health Educators, pulling in an average of just about $35K.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $50K per year. The greater proportion of employees (42 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $46K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $60K per year for Registered Nurses; non-accredited workers make much less. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $55K annually. Regarding salaries and education, Department of Public Health pays those with a Master of Public Health (MPH), Epidemiology the most — $57K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Data Analysis; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $55K per year. Public Health is a popular skill in the Department of Public Health workforce; a little less than one-fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Department of Public Health lets only 44 percent take paid vacation and only 38 percent take sick leave. Department of Public Health helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most survey participants can count on health insurance, and a majority of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Perks also include defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, life insurance, and 401(a).