Health Educator Salary

Health Educators in the United States take home approximately $44K per year on average. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and the individual firm are driving factors as well. There are far more female Health Educators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 80 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Health Educators. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,748 - $60,820
$32K
$44K
$61K
MEDIAN: $43,660
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$13.85 - $28.85
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MEDIAN: $18.99
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$0$60K
Salary $31,748 - $60,820
Bonus $252.53 - $5,939
Profit Sharing $850
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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$30,585 - $60,783
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 346
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $13.85 - $28.85
Overtime $18.98 - $49.04
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $252.53 - $5,939
Profit Sharing $850
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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$30,585 - $60,783
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 236

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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.

Common Career Paths for Health Educator


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Many Health Educators move into a Registered Nurse role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $56K per year. Many Health Educators advance into roles as Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators or Public Health Educators, but the median salaries are $5K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

Health Educator Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Health Educator


WebMD, LLC offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $39K.

Popular Skills for Health Educator


Survey results show that Health Educators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Program Development, Patient Education, Curriculum Planning, and Health Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Public Health Education, Community Outreach / Activism, and Community Health. Those familiar with Community Health also tend to know Public Health Education and Health and Wellness. The majority of those who know Health Education also know Health and Wellness and Public Health Education.

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: $41,945

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Health Educators, working in the bustling city of Atlanta has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Health Educators will also find cushy salaries in Baltimore (+10 percent), Austin (+9 percent), Richmond (+9 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Health Educators' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Health Educators in San Antonio bring in salaries that are 24 percent lower than the national average. San Diego and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 20 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Health Educator

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Health Educator Salaries

▲30%

▲20%

▲9%

National Average
$42,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Health Educator Salaries

Program Development
▲12%

Patient Education
▲1%

Curriculum Planning
▼0%

National Average
$42,000


Health and Wellness
▼1%



Community Outreach / Activism
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 13%
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