Average Public Health Nurse Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Public Health Nurse is $28.02.
MEDIAN $28.02
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Hourly Rate
$20 - $41
$0 - $2,000
Total Pay
$41,967 - $84,533

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Job Description for Public Health Nurse

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.

Job Satisfaction for Public Health Nurse

4.1 out of 5
Highly Satisfied

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Public Health Nurse. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Public Health Nurse
Registered Nurse (RN)
Nurse Case Manager
Nursing Supervisor, Public-Health
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Public Health Nurse

Skills in Public Health, Case Management, Pediatrics, Community Health and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $24.38 based on 28 salaries. An early career Public Health Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.51 based on 168 salaries. A mid-career Public Health Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.98 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Public Health Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.70 based on 102 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Public Health Nurse in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 46.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sacramento, California (31.4% more) and Rochester, Minnesota (12.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (25.2% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (20.6% less) and Tucson, Arizona (16.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 488 survey responses.
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