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Public Health Administrator Salary

Average Public Health Administrators in the United States make around $61K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Public Health Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,329 - $90,723
(Median)
$36K
$61K
$91K
MEDIAN: $60,991
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$10.30 - $48.48
(Median)
$10
$27
$48
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,329 - $90,723  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,975  
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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$38,120 - $91,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $48.48  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,975  
   
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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$38,120 - $91,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $52K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $70K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $72K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Public Health Administrator generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $74K.

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Experience Affects Public Health Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 13%