Salary for Health Education Specialists

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Also known as:  Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Health Education Specialist, Community Health Education Coordinator, Diabetes Educator, Health Education Specialist, Health Educator, Public Health Educator, CHW, Community Health Advisor, Community Health Representative helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Professionals working in the field of health education cooperate with community leaders, civic and community organizations, and health specialists to create public health education programs targeted towards community needs. They may create multimedia educational materials including posters, fliers and newsletters, develop educatinal materials for use by the government and community organizations, and conduct educational programs or deliver talks in schools, conferences, community meetings, or workshops. These professionals maintain databases of contact information and work to build strong connections with community organizations and leaders in order to provide effective public health education. Additionally, they may conduct studies to measure the impact of public health eduction programs. Specialized training may be required for this profession.

A Health Education Specialist can earn average salaries of between $28,010 and $70,790 depending on tenure and industry expertise. will normally receive an average compensation of fourty-six thousand dollars on an annual basis.

can get the best compensation in District of Columbia, which has average pay levels of close to about $97,390. Employees who work in this career can make the most money in Wholesale Trade, where they can receive an average job salary of $80,870.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.23 percent nationwide in that time.


Health Education Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade
Finance and Insurance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Management of Companies and Enterprises
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