Public Health Administrator Salary
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. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
In all settings, public health administrators may attend various community events and make health-related presentations. They also frequently manage staff within their organization, conducting interviews, hiring staff members and enacting disciplinary actions as necessary; they also conduct performance reviews in accordance with their institution's policies, as well as provide timely feedback to staff. In addition, public health administrator may have to prepare their department’s budget and delegate and manage projects. They may have to communicate with other public health administrators, doctors and/or government officials in the course of their day-to-day work.
A bachelor's degree in a relevant health- or science-related field is typically the minimum educational requirement for this position; a master's degree may be required or preferred as well. Public health administrators must have a thorough understanding of public health issues and stay up to date with developments within the field; this may include reading relevant professional journals, for example, or attending workshops and conferences.
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.
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.