Public Health Technician Salary

Public Health Technicians aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $36K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Public Health Technicians. Female Public Health Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$25,434 - $45,379
$36K
MEDIAN: $36,383
50%

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$12.21 - $20.30
$17
MEDIAN: $16.57
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$36,383  
   
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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$20,555 - $46,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.57  
   
Overtime
$42.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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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$20,555 - $46,955  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Public Health Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$36,000

Experienced
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 89%
no benefits
None:
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