Public Health Specialist Salary

A Public Health Specialist earns an average salary of $49,882 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$35,993 - $90,019
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$50K
$90K
MEDIAN: $49,882
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$14.50 - $38.24
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MEDIAN: $18.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,993 - $90,019  
   
Total Pay (?
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$34,977 - $82,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $38.24  
   
Overtime
$18.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Total Pay (?
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$34,977 - $82,380  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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

  • Promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors.
  • May supervise staff or give direction.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Public Health Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Public Health Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Health Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 86 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Health Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Public Health Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 17 salaries. A Public Health Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Public Health Specialist

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Public Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲74%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Mid-Career
▼4%

Skills That Affect Public Health Specialist Salaries


National Average
$48,000

Health Education
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 11%