Public Health Administrator Salary

The average Public Health Administrator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $61K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Public Health Administrators. Female Public Health Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,708 - $90,542

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$15.10 - $49.66

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,708 - $90,542  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,975  
Total Pay (?
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$39,717 - $91,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $49.66  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$39,717 - $91,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $54K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $70K. On average, Public Health Administrators make $72K following one to two decades on the job. Public Health Administrators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $76K.

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Experience Affects Public Health Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 7%
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