Public Health Technician Salary

Public Health Technicians in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $36K per year on average. Women account for the majority of Public Health Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 60 percent to be exact. Most Public Health Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,134 - $54,234
$20K
$36K
$54K
MEDIAN: $36,494
10%
50%
90%

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$13.34 - $20.32
$18
MEDIAN: $17.78
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,134 - $54,234  
   
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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$20,829 - $46,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$17.78  
   
Overtime
$42.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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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$20,829 - $46,430  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Key Stats for Public Health Technician

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Public Health Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Experienced
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 90%
dental benefits
None:
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