Public Health Analyst Salary

The average Public Health Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $60K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by the specific employer and geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Public Health Analysts is high. Women make up the vast majority of Public Health Analysts (80 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$43,297 - $93,646
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$43K
$60K
$94K
MEDIAN: $60,163
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$12.26 - $50.99
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$12
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$51
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,297 - $93,646  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
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$42,396 - $94,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $50.99  
   
Overtime
$35.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
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$42,396 - $94,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Public Health Analyst

Public health analysts are responsible for providing analysis in public health matters and overseeing public health professionals on behalf of their organizations. These professionals are in charge of facilitating communication for health issues and developing effective solutions to public health problems. They create efficient activities that the general public can take part in, as well as guidance during policy creation to increase productivity.

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Public Health Analyst Tasks

  • Prepare policy briefs, reports, public hearing testimonies, presentations, and petitions.
  • Work with policy makers to implement solutions.
  • Provide solutions to community health and social problems by conducting and analyzing research.
  • May conduct site visits to assess operations and costs of health care programs.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Public Health Analyst


US Department of Health and Human Services offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $85K.

Salaries are easily beat at Research Triangle Institute (RTI), where median pay comes to just $46K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $42K and ending at $70K, range in salary is rather small.

Popular Skills for Public Health Analyst


Public Health Analysts seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Policy Analysis, Project Management, and Public Health are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 20 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Statistical Analysis, Data Analysis, and Project Coordinating. Those familiar with Data Analysis also tend to know Public Health.

Pay by Experience Level for Public Health Analyst

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


For many Public Health Analysts, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $54K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $73K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Public Health Analysts bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. Public Health Analysts who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $95K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,776

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 54 percent, Public Health Analysts in Rockville receive some of the highest pay in the country. Public Health Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+10 percent) and Washington (+7 percent). Durham is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Public Health Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%

Experienced
up arrow 52%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Public Health Analyst Salaries

Policy Analysis
up arrow 31%

Project Management
up arrow 20%

Public Health
up arrow 5%

National Average
$60,000

Project Coordinating
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
up arrow 10%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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