$44,314
Avg. Salary
$18.98
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,011

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

$4,650

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Health Educator is $18.98 per hour.

The average pay for a Health Educator is $44,314 per year.

10%
$14.17
10%
$18.98
50%
$28.58
90%
90%
MEDIAN $18.98
10%
$32k
10%
$44k
50%
$60k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $44,314
$31,764 - $59,756
$32K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,314
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$14.17 - $28.58
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MEDIAN: $18.98
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$0$59K
Salary $31,764 - $59,756
Bonus $247 - $5,068
Profit Sharing $1,500
Commission $4,650
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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$30,697 - $59,839
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 618
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $14.17 - $28.58
Overtime $14.79 - $46.29
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $247 - $5,068
Commission $4,650
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$30,697 - $59,839
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 431

Job Description

Health educators work in a variety of locations, but almost always in indoor environments. They are employed primarily by facilities/institutions associated with health care, such as hospitals, wellness centers, and other health departments. Most health educators work traditional weekly business hours; some are also licensed teachers who provide health education in public schools. Candidates for this position should have at least a bachelor's degree in a field such as health, wellness, biology, human development, or a related field. Some states may require additional licensing, as well.

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Health Educator Tasks
  • Advise and support patients or staff in making specific health behavior changes and in seeking appropriate health care services.
  • Evaluate and document participant progress, keep records and statistics.
  • Carry out patient or member outreach services.
  • Develop and present health education and promotion programs.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$49K

$35,802

WebMD, LLC
5 profiles
$38,361

$46,684

Common Career Paths


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Many Health Educators move into a Registered Nurse role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $56K per year. Many Health Educators advance into roles as Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators or Public Health Educators, but the median salaries are $5K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

Job Listings

Popular Skills


Survey results show that Health Educators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Program Development, Patient Education, Curriculum Planning, and Health Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Public Health Education, Community Outreach / Activism, and Community Health. Those familiar with Community Health also tend to know Public Health Education and Health and Wellness. The majority of those who know Health Education also know Health and Wellness and Public Health Education.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Health Educator has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Educator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 393 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Educator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 142 salaries. An experienced Health Educator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 86 salaries. A Health Educator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,195

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Health Educators, working in the bustling city of Atlanta has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Health Educators will also find cushy salaries in Baltimore (+10 percent), Austin (+9 percent), Richmond (+9 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Health Educators' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Health Educators in San Antonio bring in salaries that are 24 percent lower than the national average. San Diego and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 20 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Health Educator?

Health Educator in San Antonio:
"SA jobs have community value."
Pros: There are many ways to progress the city and make it healthier and more opportunistic.
Cons: Cost of living is slowly rising and I can't afford to buy a home as a single adult with a stable salary.

Health Educator in Asbury Park:
"Great."
Pros: educating on health diseases
Cons:

Health Educator in Irvine:
"The cost of living is simply too high."
Pros: Love the area - great restaurants and hiking.
Cons: Cost of living, congestion.

Health Educator in Northridge:
"Ask for Advice."
Try out different internships so you are exposed to a variety of experiences. Talk to people already in the field and ask them both what they like and dislike about their job, or the hardest part about it.

Health Educator in Camden:
"Have a Passion."
You must have a passion, IF you do not THIS is not the field for you!

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 166 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲29%

▲19%

▲8%

National Average
$42,000

▼7%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Program Development
▲11%

Patient Education
▼0%

National Average
$42,000


Curriculum Planning
▼1%

Health and Wellness
▼2%



Community Outreach / Activism
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 14%