Public Health Specialist Salary (United States)

A Public Health Specialist earns an average salary of $49,786 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Public Health Specialist Total Pay (?
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$35,461 - $80,641
(Median)
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61K
81K
MEDIAN: $49,786
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Public Health Specialist Total Pay (?
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$9.64 - $22.89
(Median)
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19
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
75%
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,461 - $80,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
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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$31,718 - $78,772  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $22.89  
   
Overtime
$11.79 - $32.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
   
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).
)
$31,718 - $78,772  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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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Experience Affects Public Health Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
National Average
$49,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 7%
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