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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Health Educators Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,440
25th Percentile Wage
$39,600
50th Percentile Wage
$53,940
75th Percentile Wage
$73,530
90th Percentile Wage
$97,160

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 $97,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,440. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 209% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of health educators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,940
1.61% 9.55%
2016
$53,070
2.09% -
2015
$51,960
2.94% -
2014
$50,430
2.42% -
2013
$49,210
0.85% -
2012
$48,790
- -

Table 2. Health Educators Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of health educators in 13 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 manufacturing sector with an annual salary $66,360. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $35,150).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$66,360
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$64,170
Wholesale Trade
$63,970
Finance and Insurance
$61,580
Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,420
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$55,330
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$54,760
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$54,310
Health Care and Social Assistance
$53,960
Educational Services
$49,830
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,900
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$45,160
Retail Trade
$35,150

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 $30,150 to $90,310. The highest paying state for health educators is Maryland with a median annual salary of $90,310. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $30,150. For more salary information of health educators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Maryland
$90,310
District of Columbia
$86,960
Georgia
$80,940
Rhode Island
$79,980
Hawaii
$68,420
Connecticut
$63,110
Delaware
$61,970
Pennsylvania
$58,870
Massachusetts
$58,650
New Jersey
$58,640
Alaska
$58,280
Washington
$58,080
Nevada
$56,120
Ohio
$55,750
South Carolina
$55,680
Arizona
$55,120
Illinois
$54,950
California
$54,780
Colorado
$54,650
Minnesota
$54,130
New Hampshire
$53,750
Idaho
$53,460
New York
$53,200
Texas
$53,160
Iowa
$53,040
Louisiana
$52,260
Kansas
$51,760
Vermont
$51,750
North Dakota
$51,640
Michigan
$51,320
Utah
$50,580
Wisconsin
$50,290
Indiana
$49,260
North Carolina
$49,200
New Mexico
$48,970
Virginia
$48,880
Oklahoma
$48,560
Oregon
$48,240
Guam
$47,560
Maine
$47,460
Florida
$47,440
Kentucky
$47,380
Nebraska
$47,320
Alabama
$46,830
Wyoming
$46,530
South Dakota
$44,780
Montana
$44,320
Missouri
$42,650
West Virginia
$40,440
Arkansas
$38,790
Tennessee
$37,190
Mississippi
$32,860
Puerto Rico
$30,150



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