Public Health Director Salary

Public Health Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly less than two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $49K to $128K per year, median earnings come to $79K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Public Health Directors survey respondents are women (73 percent). Most Public Health Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$49,703 - $128,618
(Median)
$50K
$79K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,123
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$49,703 - $128,618  
   
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$49,051 - $127,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Public Health Director

  • Plan and direct the disease management program.
  • Directs the staff in effective and efficient use of research grants and disease studies.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Public Health Director

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $55K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $64K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $83K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $95K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Public Health Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 7%
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