The average hourly pay for a Public Health Nurse is $28.08.
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Job Description for Public Health Nurse
A public health nurse holds a specialty position in nursing that is involved less in the day-to-day care of patients and more in education of individuals, families, groups, and communities regarding health and risk factors. The public health nurse typically works for a larger health care provider, or they may work as part of a government agency. They work to not only educate groups about physical and mental health, but also work to identify potential at-risk individuals or groups to reach out to…Read more
Public Health Nurse Tasks
- Assess patients, make health judgments and suggest treatment plans.
- Visit patients at home to conduct evaluations.
- Provide referrals and connect patients to support services.
- Document interactions, consent and historical data in an electronic record.
- Educate patients and administer treatments.
Popular Employer Salaries for Public Health Nurse
The top respondents for the job title Public Health Nurse are from the companies Department of Public Health.Reported salaries are highest at Department of Public Health where the average pay is $27.65. Department of Public Health pays the lowest at around $27.65.
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Popular Skills for Public Health Nurse
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Public Health, Case Management, Pediatrics and Community Health are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Education.
Pay by Experience Level for Public Health Nurse
An entry-level Public Health Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $24.61 based on 29 salaries. An early career Public Health Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.54 based on 170 salaries. A mid-career Public Health Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.88 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Public Health Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.55 based on 102 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Public Health Nurse in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 46.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sacramento, California (31.2% more) and Rochester, Minnesota (12.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (25.4% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (20.8% less) and Tucson, Arizona (16.4% less).
Years of Experience
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