A Public Health Technician earns an average salary of $41,035 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
Public Health Technician Total Pay (?
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$30,164 - $60,985
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41K
48K
61K
MEDIAN: $41,034
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Public Health Technician Total Pay (?
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$9.06 - $29.80
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,164 - $60,985  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,240  
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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$22,848 - $62,762  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.06 - $29.80  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,240  
   
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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$22,848 - $62,762  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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.

Experience Affects Public Health Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%
Job Satisfaction
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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
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 20%
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