Salary for Health Educators

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

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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 Educator will normally get a wage somewhere between 32000 and 48000 based on education and experience. Health Educators can receive a pay level of Forty Eight Thousand One Hundred dollars every year.

Health Educators can obtain the highest compensation in Maryland, where they get average pay scales of just about $81040. People holding this job title make the highest salary in Manufacturing, where they can earn compensation, on average, of $57350.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 14.01 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Health Educators tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $57,350
Manufacturing $57,160
Finance and Insurance $56,180
Management of Companies and Enterprises $54,950
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $54,130
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $49,070
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $46,060
Retail Trade $47,120
Educational Services $47,310
Health Care and Social Assistance $48,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $49,070
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $54,130
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