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Patient/Health Educator Salary (United States)

A Patient/Health Educator earns an average wage of $18.20 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Patient/Health Educator Salary (?
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$28,782 - $78,297
(Median)
29K
41K
59K
78K
MEDIAN: $41,388
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Patient/Health Educator Salary (?
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$12.91 - $29.22
(Median)
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29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,782 - $78,297  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,800  
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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$28,417 - $66,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $29.22  
   
Overtime
$17.69 - $41.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,800  
   
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).
)
$28,417 - $66,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Patient/Health Educator

  • Educate individuals by assisting in the management and prevention of illness and disease.
  • Counsel individuals on basic rules of good nutrition and healthy eating habits.
  • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
  • Prepare and distribute health education materials, including bulletins, and visual aids.

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Experience Affects Patient/Health Educator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 43%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 44%