A Public Health Nurse earns an average salary of $54,964 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$41,039 - $79,880
(Median)
$41K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,963
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50%
90%

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$19.55 - $37.12
(Median)
$20
$26
$37
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,039 - $79,880  
   
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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$40,874 - $79,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$19.55 - $37.12  
   
Overtime
$40.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Total Pay (?
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$40,874 - $79,350  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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

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Experience Affects Public Health Nurse Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Public Health Nurse Salaries

Case Management
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Pediatrics
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Public Health
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National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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