Public Health Technician Salary

Pay for Public Health Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $17.78 per hour. Female Public Health Technicians survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$13.34 - $20.13
$18
MEDIAN: $17.78
50%

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Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $17.78
Overtime $35.19
Annual Data $0$52K
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$20,312 - $52,939
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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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
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Public Health Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲1%

Entry-Level
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

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