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Public Health Administrator Salary

Median pay for Public Health Administrators in the United States is around $61K annually. Most Public Health Administrators survey respondents are women (73 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$36,456 - $87,984
(Median)
$36K
$61K
$88K
MEDIAN: $60,900
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$12.50 - $47.50
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$12
$24
$48
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$36,456 - $87,984  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,958  
Total Pay (?
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$37,029 - $89,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.50 - $47.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,958  
   
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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$37,029 - $89,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Public Health Administrator

  • 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $52K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $70K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Public Health Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $70K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $71K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Experience Affects Public Health Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%