Health Educator Salary

A Health Educator earns an average salary of $40,956 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Patient Education is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$30,819 - $60,359
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,956
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$13.81 - $26.48
(Median)
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,819 - $60,359  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,752  
Profit Sharing
$550  
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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$30,228 - $59,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 429
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $26.48  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $34.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,752  
   
Profit Sharing
$550  
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).
)
$30,228 - $59,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 241
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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

  • Carry out patient or member outreach services.
  • Develop and present health education and promotion programs.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Health Educator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,494

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Experience Affects Health Educator Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Health Educator Salaries

Patient Education
up arrow 16%


Curriculum Planning
up arrow 3%

Health Education
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Public Health
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National Average
$40,000

Community Health
up arrow 2%

Public Health Education
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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