Public Health Technician Salary

Those pursuing careers as Public Health Technicians in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $39K per year. Pay generally varies between $25K and $52K per year. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Public Health Technicians. Female Public Health Technicians are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$27,696 - $52,164
(Median)
$28K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,255
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$10.73 - $29.09
(Median)
$11
$15
$29
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,696 - $52,164  
   
Bonus
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$24,811 - $51,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.73 - $29.09  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
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Total Pay (?
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$24,811 - $51,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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 7%

National Average
$36,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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