The average Public Health Advisor in the United States earns approximately $62K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Public Health Advisors survey respondents are women (78 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$43,388 - $113,427
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MEDIAN: $61,563
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$10.30 - $48.48
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$43,388 - $113,427  
   
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$2,000  
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$41,804 - $101,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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$10.30 - $48.48  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$2,000  
   
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$41,804 - $101,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $62K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $74K in this role. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $73K.

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

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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