Public Health Director Salary

Earnings for Public Health Directors in the United States come in at around $82K annually on average. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Public Health Directors survey respondents are women (78 percent). Job satisfaction for Public Health Directors is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,464 - $116,616
$46K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,646
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50%
90%

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$19.58 - $27.26
$26
MEDIAN: $25.77
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$0$116K
Salary $46,464 - $116,616
Bonus $1,700
Total Pay (?
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$45,177 - $112,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $25.77
Overtime $1.50
Annual Data $0$112K
Bonus $1,700
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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$45,177 - $112,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Public Health Director

Public health directors are responsible for leading public health programs for their employer. Tasks performed by these directors include managing a budget, planning programming and services, and ensuring that all programming and services meet constituents' needs. Public health directors may also provide education and counseling related to health issues of concern to their employer and community, as well as ensure that any medical or health supplies needed for public health programming are available. Examples of public health outreach programs that might be coordinated by the public health director include no-cost or low-cost vaccination clinics, the distribution of pregnancy prevention items, and programming to educate the general public on HIV/AIDS.

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Public Health Director Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Public Health Director

Pay by Experience for a Public Health Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Health Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Health Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Public Health Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 16 salaries. A Public Health Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Public Health Director

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Public Health Director Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Late-Career
▲8%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 8%
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