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Health Educator Salary

The average pay for a Health Educator is $40,793 per year. A skill in Patient Education 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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$30,340 - $60,530
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,793
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$12.87 - $27.35
(Median)
$13
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,340 - $60,530  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,009  
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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$29,702 - $59,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 298
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.87 - $27.35  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $34.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,009  
   
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).
)
$29,702 - $59,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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.

Common Career Paths for Health Educator


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Pay by Experience Level for Health Educator

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

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Experience Affects Health Educator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%



National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Health Educator Salaries

Patient Education
up arrow 16%


Public Health
up arrow 5%

Health Education
up arrow 4%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000

Community Health
up arrow 3%

Public Health Education
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%