Pay for Public Health Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $61K per year. The majority of Public Health Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Public Health Administrators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent.

$43,172 - $96,208
MEDIAN: $61,156

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$43,172 - $96,208  
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$41,443 - $95,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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Job Description for Public Health Administrator

Public health administrators frequently work for local government, although they may work in healthcare institutions such as hospitals as well. When they work for local government, these administrators focus on the health of their entire community, ensuring residents have adequate, accurate information to make informed health decisions. In healthcare institutions, public health administrators make informed decisions related to keeping patients healthy.


Public Health Administrator Tasks

  • Develop and present health education and promotion programs such as training workshops, conferences, and school.
  • Supervise educator staff and give direction.
  • Promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors.
  • Develop operational plans and policies necessary to achieve health education objectives and services.

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Pay by Experience Level for Public Health Administrator

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

Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $55K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $71K. Public Health Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $85K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $76K.

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Experience Affects Public Health Administrator Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.


82 %
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits