When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K per year) can be spotted in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Hartford, Conn. ($84K), Atlanta, Ga. (around $62K), and Boston, Mass. ($54K) are the next top-paying cities. Raleigh, N.C. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $50K. By state, Department of Public Health employees make the most in Pennsylvania, earning about $77K annually on average.
Public Health Nurses rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $55K per year; Epidemiologists come in second with median earnings amounting to $54K, and Secretaries rank near the top as well (about $27K).
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $54K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $45K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $60K annually for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $55K per year. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Department of Public Health — these employees make the most at around $60K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $66K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Public Health; about one in four deem it necessary for work. Other top skills include Data Analysis, SAS, and Research Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (35 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of workers report having health insurance, and the larger part of workers report having dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and 401(a).