Health Educator Salary

The average pay for a Health Educator is $43,095 per year. A skill in Program Development is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$31,184 - $60,233
$31K
$43K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,095
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$13.64 - $26.73
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MEDIAN: $18.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,184 - $60,233  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $6,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,357 - $59,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 333
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.64 - $26.73  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $38.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$250.00 - $6,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,357 - $59,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 226

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Job Description for Health Educator

Health educators work in a variety of locations, but almost always in indoor environments. They are employed primarily by facilities/institutions associated with health care, such as hospitals, wellness centers, and other health departments. Most health educators work traditional weekly business hours; some are also licensed teachers who provide health education in public schools. Candidates for this position should have at least a bachelor's degree in a field such as health, wellness, biology, human development, or a related field. Some states may require additional licensing, as well.

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Health Educator Tasks

  • Advise and support patients or staff in making specific health behavior changes and in seeking appropriate health care services.
  • Evaluate and document participant progress, keep records and statistics.
  • Carry out patient or member outreach services.
  • Develop and present health education and promotion programs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Health Educator

Pay by Experience for a Health Educator has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Educator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 393 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Educator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 142 salaries. An experienced Health Educator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 86 salaries. A Health Educator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,377

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Key Stats for Health Educator

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Health Educator Salaries

▲31%

▲21%

▲11%

National Average
$41,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Health Educator Salaries

Program Development
▲13%

Patient Education
▲2%


Curriculum Planning
▲1%

Health and Wellness
▼0%

National Average
$41,000



Community Outreach / Activism
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 13%