Public Health Technician Salary

Pay for Public Health Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $17.78 per hour. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Public Health Technicians making up 75 percent. The majority of Public Health Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10.17 - $20.49
$19
MEDIAN: $19.14
50%

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Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $19.14
Overtime $35.19
Annual Data $0$53K
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$20,088 - $53,853
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

Job Description for Public Health Technician

Public health technicians work for local, state, or federal government agencies, as well as non-profit organizations, to help people in large numbers to become healthier. They also perform community outreach to address preventive health and social care services, and knowledge of federal, state, and local funding sources is necessary in this position.

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Public Health Technician Tasks

  • Collect samples from animals, plants, or products, and route them to laboratories for microbiological assessment, ingredient verification, and other testing.
  • Inspect food processing areas in order to ensure compliance with government regulations and standards for sanitation, safety, quality, and waste management standards.
  • Inspect and test food products or public environments to detect harmful diseases, chemical residues, and infestations.
  • Collect samples of dust, gases, vapors, and other potentially toxic materials for analysis.

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Key Stats for Public Health Technician

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
36%
20 years or more
27%

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Experience Affects Public Health Technician Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Experienced
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
36%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: