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Health Educators Salary Information

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 [1].

Table 1. Health Educators Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,400
25th Percentile Wage
$38,640
50th Percentile Wage
$53,070
75th Percentile Wage
$73,040
90th Percentile Wage
$95,730

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of health educators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,0702.09%8.06%
201551,9602.94%-
201450,4302.42%-
201349,2100.85%-
201248,790--

Table 2. Health Educators Salary by Industry Sector

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
$71,130
Finance and Insurance
$63,070
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,440
Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,110
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$55,100
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$54,160
Health Care and Social Assistance
$53,830
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$49,910
Educational Services
$47,750
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$45,310
Retail Trade
$33,420

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Health Educators by States

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
Maryland
$95,210
District of Columbia
$83,820
Rhode Island
$78,010
Georgia
$73,920
Nevada
$64,460
Oregon
$62,280
Delaware
$61,170
Alaska
$59,480
New Jersey
$58,100
California
$56,970
Pennsylvania
$56,930
Idaho
$56,570
Connecticut
$56,420
Illinois
$55,400
Iowa
$54,860
Vermont
$54,510
Washington
$54,510
Ohio
$54,370
Wisconsin
$53,450
Massachusetts
$53,380
Colorado
$52,110
South Carolina
$52,010
Virginia
$52,010
Michigan
$51,960
Indiana
$51,710
New York
$51,600
New Hampshire
$51,360
Hawaii
$50,560
Texas
$50,330
Minnesota
$49,790
North Dakota
$49,610
Arizona
$49,580
North Carolina
$49,580
Kansas
$48,750
Louisiana
$48,270
South Dakota
$47,800
Oklahoma
$47,580
Florida
$47,310
Maine
$46,770
Wyoming
$46,670
Kentucky
$45,600
New Mexico
$45,170
Utah
$43,870
Nebraska
$43,020
Missouri
$42,940
Alabama
$42,590
Montana
$41,870
Arkansas
$38,420
West Virginia
$36,500
Tennessee
$34,330
Mississippi
$33,640
Puerto Rico
$30,670


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