The salary statistics of health educators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of health educators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The health educators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for health educators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) health educators is $95,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,400. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 214% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of health educators from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of health educators in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for health educators occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $71,130. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $33,420).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only health educators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of health educators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $30,670 to $95,210. The highest paying state for health educators is Maryland with a median annual salary of $95,210. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $30,670. For more salary information of health educators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |