Public Health Advisor Salary

For Public Health Advisors, annual average wages total $63K per year. Earnings generally vary between $38K and $105K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Public Health Advisors survey respondents are women (74 percent). Work is enjoyable for Public Health Advisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,774 - $111,485
(Median)
$39K
$63K
$110K
MEDIAN: $62,622
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$16.48 - $36.28
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$16
$25
$36
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,774 - $111,485  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
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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$38,129 - $105,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.48 - $36.28  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
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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$38,129 - $105,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Public Health Advisor

Public health advisors work in conjunction with other high-level health employees and members of the CDC to implement a variety of training techniques. These advisors must have in-depth knowledge of a range of health conditions and areas which may need more attention regarding public health, and the position also requires the ability to communicate verbally and in writing with staff and clients in a clear and concise manner.

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Public Health Advisor Tasks

  • Respond to data inquiries and create reports for a variety of audiences.
  • Manage and evaluate health programs, identifying key data and communicating impact.
  • Collect, standardize, interpret, and update data and associated reports.
  • Analyze public health data to inform and create policy and health programs.
  • Work across audiences to interpret and present results, goals, and needs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Public Health Advisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Public Health Advisors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $51K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $60K. Public Health Advisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $76K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $81K on average.

Public Health Advisor Reviews

What is it like working as a Public Health Advisor at Centers For Disease Control and Prevention?

Public Health Advisor in Washington:
"Challenging to get in, but great potential for growth."
Pros: + Excellent benefits from day 1. + Work will always focus on the greater good. + Flexibility to move between other HHS branches or subject areas. + Friendly, approachable staff. + Many opportunities for furthering education.
Cons: + Working remotely can make you feel disconnected from the activities going on in Atlanta. + Pay at lower GS levels, even with locality adjustments, could be more competitive.

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Experience Affects Public Health Advisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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