Public Health Administrator Salary

The average Public Health Administrator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $62K per year. Though the majority of Public Health Administrators do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Female Public Health Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$40,372 - $93,617
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$40K
$62K
$94K
MEDIAN: $62,246
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$15.10 - $49.66
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$27
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,372 - $93,617  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$40,335 - $93,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$41.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
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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$40,335 - $93,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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.

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Public Health Administrator Tasks

  • 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.
  • Develop and present health education and promotion programs such as training workshops, conferences, and school.
  • Supervise educator staff and give direction.

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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.


For Public Health Administrators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $71K. Public Health Administrators see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $81K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Public Health Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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