Entry-Level Health Educators aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $40K annually. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Health Educators is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Health Educators making up 77 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$30,215 - $55,474
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$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,272
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$13.15 - $23.51
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MEDIAN: $17.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,215 - $55,474  
   
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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$29,691 - $52,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 237
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.15 - $23.51  
   
Overtime
$20.58 - $34.20  
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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$29,691 - $52,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 163

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,956

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Entry-Level Health Educators working in Baltimore earn a little more than the national average. That said, location does not seem to play a huge role in determining pay for this role. Entry-Level Health Educators will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+3 percent). Entry-Level Health Educators in San Antonio report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 21 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Los Angeles (17 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Health Educator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Health Educator in Northridge:
"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.

Key Stats for Health Educator

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
074
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Health Educator Salaries

Health and Wellness
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National Average
$39,000

Community Health
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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