Public Health Nurse Salary (United States)

A Public Health Nurse earns an average salary of $49,318 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Public Health Nurse Salary (?
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$39,527 - $72,613
(Median)
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59K
73K
MEDIAN: $49,317
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Public Health Nurse Salary (?
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$19.75 - $35.30
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,527 - $72,613  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
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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$40,359 - $74,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$19.75 - $35.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
   
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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$40,359 - $74,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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Job Description for Public Health Nurse

A public health nurse holds a specialty position in nursing that is involved less in the day-to-day care of patients and more in education of individuals, families, groups, and communities regarding health and risk factors. The public health nurse typically works for a larger health care provider, or they may work as part of a government agency. They work to not only educate groups about physical and mental health, but also work to identify potential at-risk individuals or groups to reach out to and advocate for.
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Public Health Nurse Tasks
  • Document interactions, consent and historical data in an electronic record.
  • Educate patients and administer treatments.
  • Provide referrals and connect patients to support services.
  • Assess patients, make health judgments and suggest treatment plans.
  • Visit patients at home to conduct evaluations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Public Health Nurse

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

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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$52,000
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Experience Affects Public Health Nurse Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$52,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Public Health Nurse Salaries

Public Health
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National Average
$52,000
Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%