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.

$25,168 - $54,275
$25K
$37K
$54K
MEDIAN: $37,186
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$10.17 - $20.58
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MEDIAN: $15.42
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$0$54K
Salary $25,168 - $54,275
Bonus $2,500
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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$24,496 - $48,012
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $10.17 - $20.58
Overtime $35.19
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $2,500
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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$24,496 - $48,012
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

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Experience Affects Public Health Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 17%