Public Health Technician Salary (United States)

Pay for Public Health Technicians in the United States is very modest at just $35,375 annually. Compensation starts at $23,960 and can reach $60,839 per year. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, 24 percent are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by about half. Most Public Health Technicians (69 percent) are women. Most Public Health Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Public Health Technician Salary (?
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$29,489 - $61,238
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MEDIAN: $40,097
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Public Health Technician Salary (?
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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
$29,489 - $61,238  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
Total Pay (?
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$23,960 - $60,839  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 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 - $2,959  
   
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  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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 13%
National Average
$35,000
Experienced
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 24%
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