Public Health Technician Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Public Health Technicians in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $40K per year. Although the larger part have medical coverage and a little over a half have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. Female Public Health Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. Work is enjoyable for Public Health Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,939 - $53,611
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $40,251
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$9.16 - $29.48
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$29
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,939 - $53,611  
   
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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$24,710 - $55,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.16 - $29.48  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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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$24,710 - $55,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 24%