Public Health Nurse Salary

A Public Health Nurse earns an average salary of $56,111 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$40,538 - $82,373
$41K
$57K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,757
10%
50%
90%

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$20.05 - $39.50
$20
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $25.79
10%
50%
90%

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$0$82K
Salary $40,538 - $82,373
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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$41,219 - $82,085
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 142
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $20.05 - $39.50
Overtime $42.64
Annual Data $0$82K
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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$41,219 - $82,085
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 142

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 and advocate for.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Public Health Nurse


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Popular Skills for Public Health Nurse

Pay by Experience Level for Public Health Nurse

Pay by Experience for a Public Health Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Health Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 140 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Health Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Public Health Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 78 salaries. A Public Health Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 44 salaries.

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Key Stats for Public Health Nurse

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Public Health Nurse Salaries

▲12%

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$55,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Public Health Nurse Salaries


▲5%


National Average
$55,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 14%