Entry-Level Health Educators may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $40K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Health Educators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,429 - $54,381
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $40,327
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$13.58 - $24.15
(Median)
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,429 - $54,381  
   
Bonus
$206.08 - $5,817  
Total Pay (?
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$29,973 - $52,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.58 - $24.15  
   
Overtime
$20.78 - $35.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$206.08 - $5,817  
   
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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$29,973 - $52,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,346

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Surpassing the national average by 8 percent, Entry-Level Health Educators in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Health Educators will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+2 percent) and Baltimore (+2 percent). San Diego ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Francisco (4 percent lower) and Indianapolis (3 percent lower).

Health Educator Advice

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"Ask for Advice."
Try out different internships so you are exposed to a variety of experiences. Talk to people already in the field and ask them both what they like and dislike about their job, or the hardest part about it.

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Skills That Affect Health Educator Salaries

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National Average
$39,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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