How Much Do Health Educators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Health Educators

Health Educators provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Use data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May link health systems, health providers, insurers, and patients to address individual and population health needs. May serve as resource to assist individuals, other health professionals, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$62120 per year
Hourly wage
$30 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$33,720 to $41,870 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$16 to $20 per hour

Entry-level Health Educators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $33,720 to $41,870 per year or $16 to $20 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Health Educators to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $49 $101,890
Senior (Top 25%) $37 $77,300
Middle (Mid 50%) $27 $56,500
Junior (Bottom 25%) $20 $41,870
No experience (Bottom 10%) $16 $33,720

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $47 $97,390
GA $45 $93,580
MD $39 $82,080
RI $37 $76,730
CA $34 $70,230
AK $33 $69,660
CT $33 $69,560
DE $33 $68,770
OR $32 $66,480
VT $32 $65,960

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Health Educator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Health Educators are in the states of DC, GA, MD, RI and CA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $108510 $52.17
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $82070 $39.46
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $74820 $35.97
Scientific Research and Development Services $69460 $33.39
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $68970 $33.16
Specialty Hospitals $68650 $33.00
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $68570 $32.96
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $68380 $32.88
Management of Companies and Enterprises $64640 $31.08
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories $64250 $30.89
Office Administrative Services $63750 $30.65
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $63270 $30.42
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities $63020 $30.30
Outpatient Care Centers $62380 $29.99
Insurance Carriers $60730 $29.20
Junior Colleges $59570 $28.64
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $59520 $28.61
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $58970 $28.35
Health and Personal Care Stores $58780 $28.26
Offices of Dentists $58690 $28.22
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training $58490 $28.12
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $58300 $28.03
Grantmaking and Giving Services $58050 $27.91
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $57400 $27.60
Employment Services $57310 $27.55
Local Government $56570 $27.20
Home Health Care Services $56130 $26.99
Educational Support Services $55870 $26.86
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries $55400 $26.63
State Government $55340 $26.61

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