Entry-Level Health Educator Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Health Educators is very modest at just $41K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Health Educators is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,335 - $54,482
$30K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $40,441
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50%
90%

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$13.68 - $25.06
$14
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.07
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$0$54K
Salary $30,335 - $54,482
Bonus $99.33 - $5,106
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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$29,844 - $53,427
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 422
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $13.68 - $25.06
Overtime $14.39 - $37.20
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $99.33 - $5,106
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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$29,844 - $53,427
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 309

Job Description for Health Educator

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.

Health Educator Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,528

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

Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Entry-Level Health Educators in Atlanta receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Health Educators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+3 percent) and Baltimore (+1 percent). San Antonio ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Los Angeles (19 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Health Educator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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!

Key Stats for Health Educator

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
13%

Skills That Affect Health Educator Salaries

Health Education
▼0%

Health and Wellness
▼0%

Public Health
▼0%

National Average
$40,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 13%