Public Health Technician Salary

Public Health Technicians in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $41K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $27K, and the higher rates verge on $58K per year. Approximately one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,939 - $53,611
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$30K
$41K
$54K
MEDIAN: $40,762
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$11.19 - $29.70
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$29,939 - $53,611  
   
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$0.00 - $1,800  
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$26,825 - $57,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Hourly Rate
$11.19 - $29.70  
   
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,800  
   
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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$26,825 - $57,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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
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National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 26%
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