Public Health Technician Salary

Median pay for Public Health Technicians in the United States is around $16.57 per hour. The majority of Public Health Technicians (67 percent) who took the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Public Health Technicians is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,566 - $38,779
$31K
MEDIAN: $30,900
50%

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$12.21 - $20.30
$17
MEDIAN: $16.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,900  
   
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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$20,392 - $50,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.57  
   
Overtime
$42.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
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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$20,392 - $50,242  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Public Health Technician

Public health technicians work for local, state, or federal government agencies, as well as non-profit organizations, to help people in large numbers to become healthier. They also perform community outreach to address preventive health and social care services, and knowledge of federal, state, and local funding sources is necessary in this position.

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Public Health Technician Tasks

  • Collect samples from animals, plants, or products, and route them to laboratories for microbiological assessment, ingredient verification, and other testing.
  • Inspect food processing areas in order to ensure compliance with government regulations and standards for sanitation, safety, quality, and waste management standards.
  • Inspect and test food products or public environments to detect harmful diseases, chemical residues, and infestations.
  • Collect samples of dust, gases, vapors, and other potentially toxic materials for analysis.

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Key Stats for Public Health Technician

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Public Health Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲5%

Entry-Level
▲4%

National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

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