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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 $41K annually. The majority of Public Health Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by one-half. Women make up the majority of Public Health Technicians (67 percent) who completed the questionnaire. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$29,878 - $61,238
(Median)
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41K
48K
61K
MEDIAN: $40,706
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$9.23 - $29.23
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,878 - $61,238  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$23,960 - $60,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $29.23  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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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$23,960 - $60,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
United States (change)

Job Description for Public Health Technician

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Public Health Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$36,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 25%