Public Health Technicians in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $41K per year. Work is enjoyable for Public Health Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Public Health Technicians (67 percent) who took the survey are women. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$20,273 - $53,997
(Median)
$20K
$41K
$54K
MEDIAN: $41,000
10%
50%
90%

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$13.34 - $19.85
(Median)
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$16
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,273 - $53,997  
   
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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$20,943 - $51,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.62  
   
Overtime
$42.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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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$20,943 - $51,651  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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

Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$38,000

Experienced
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None:
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