Public Health Specialist Salary

A Public Health Specialist earns an average salary of $49,213 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Public Health is associated with high pay for this job.

$35,571 - $88,841
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$89K
MEDIAN: $49,212
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$10.39 - $25.86
(Median)
$10
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,571 - $88,841  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,500  
Total Pay (?
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$33,165 - $77,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $25.86  
   
Overtime
$9.86 - $33.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,500  
   
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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$33,165 - $77,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Public Health Specialist

Public health specialists may perform a variety of tasks related to public health, and their specific duties vary by position. For example, they may facilitate the development and implementation of grant-funded projects and other public health programs (both long- and short-term) per established deadlines for the life cycle of the project. In this role, they must carefully evaluate program progress, fiscal accountability, and goal setting when making policy recommendations to the team.

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Public Health Specialist Tasks

  • Assists in facilitating plans and policies necessary to achieve health objectives and services.
  • Present health education and promotion programs such as training workshops, conferences, and school.
  • Promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors.
  • May supervise staff or give direction.

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Pay by Experience Level for Public Health Specialist

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

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Experience Affects Public Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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