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As a graduate of public health you can find careers suited to a wide variety of interests and skills, in both traditional public health and service-focused organizations as well as new practice settings and non-profit organizations. Public health graduates can look forward to a wealth of opportunities in each state and city around the country and even the world. Common areas of employment include Federal, state and local health agencies (e.g. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, EPA), Consulting firms, Consumer advocacy organizations , Hospitals and integrated health care systems and Private business and industry.

We’ve compiled a growing list of 173 public health and related careers with average salaries between $41,000 and $77,000. The top 10 states with the highest salary ranges include Maryland, New Jersey, California, Mississippi, Illinois, Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, DC and New York. The top 10 employers of public health professionals around the country include University of Florida, State of Washington, California State University, Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc, University of California San Francisco, Maxim Healthcare Services, Banner Health, Cigna, Indian Health Service, and Hallmark Rehabilitation.
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Career Average Salary Range
Advocacy Director $38,000 - $71,000
Assistant Environmental Scientist $50,000 - $92,000
Assistant Inspector General $34,000 - $64,000
Assistant Professor Epidemiology $69,000 - $130,000
Assistant Public Health Professor $36,000 - $66,000
Associate Biostatistics $55,000 - $102,000
Associate Epidemiologist $55,000 - $102,000
Behavioral Health Administrator $45,000 - $84,000
Behavioral Scientist $55,000 - $102,000
Biosecurity Specialist $18,000 - $33,000
Biostatistical Data Technician $25,000 - $48,000
Biostatisticians $55,000 - $102,000
Bioterrorism Researcher $35,000 - $84,000
Chief Medical Officer $65,000 - $121,000
Child Health Specialist $34,000 - $63,000
Childbirth Health Educator $48,000 - $90,000
Chronic Disease Health Educator $58,000 - $107,000
Chronic Disease Management Coordinator $42,000 - $79,000
Chronic Disease Medical Epidemiologist $55,000 - $101,000
Clinical Epidemiologist $48,000 - $89,000
Clinical Infectious Disease Specialist $78,000 - $147,000
Clinical Research Director $53,000 - $99,000
Communicable Disease Analyst $38,000 - $71,000
Communications Director $43,000 - $81,000
Community Activist $19,000 - $35,000
Community Counselor $25,000 - $48,000
Community Health Educator $42,000 - $78,000
Community Health Nursing Consultant $51,000 - $94,000
Community Health Worker $33,000 - $62,000
Community Outreach Specialist $28,000 - $52,000
Consumer Safety Officer $40,000 - $74,000
Corporate Medical Director $60,000 - $112,000
Correctional Medicine Physician $101,000 - $200,000
Deputy Director $47,000 - $87,000
Director of Applied Research $45,000 - $82,000
Director of Emergency Medical Services $46,000 - $85,000
Disaster Preparedness Coordinator $38,000 - $71,000
Disaster Preparedness Researcher $36,000 - $68,000
Disease Ecologist $30,000 - $55,000
Emergency Preparedness Specialist $37,000 - $68,000
Emergency Response Specialist $38,000 - $71,000
Employee Health Nurse $46,000 - $87,000
Entomologist $21,000 - $40,000
Enviornmental Health Supervisor $32,000 - $60,000
Environmental Engineer $54,000 - $101,000
Environmental Health Director $46,000 - $86,000
Environmental Health Engineer $53,000 - $99,000
Environmental Health Executive $51,000 - $94,000
Environmental Health Nurse $43,000 - $78,000
Environmental Health Safety Engineer $52,000 - $98,000
Environmental Health Technician $28,000 - $52,000
Environmental Specialist $33,000 - $62,000
Epidemiologists $36,000 - $66,000
Epidemiology Investigator $42,000 - $84,000
Federal Agency Director $44,000 - $84,000
Food Inspector $28,000 - $52,000
Food Scientist $48,000 - $91,000
Food Service Sanitarian $34,000 - $63,000
Forensic Pathologist $33,000 - $62,000
Genetic Engineer $50,000 - $95,000
Geographer $44,000 - $81,000
Hazardous Waste Inspector $37,000 - $72,000
Health Administrator $42,000 - $79,000
Health and Wellness Manager $46,000 - $84,000
Health Commissioner $40,000 - $74,000
Health Communications Specialist $33,000 - $62,000
Health Education Health Promotion $39,000 - $72,000
Health Educators $27,000 - $53,000
Health Facilities Surveyor $39,000 - $74,000
Health Legislative Assistant $33,000 - $61,000
Health Physicist $56,000 - $104,000
Health Science Kinesiology $38,000 - $70,000
Health Scientist $43,000 - $80,000
Health Supervisor $32,000 - $60,000
Health Unit Coordinator $34,000 - $64,000
Home Visit Nurse $45,000 - $84,000
Homeless Services Educator $35,000 - $65,000
Hospital Administrator $45,000 - $84,000
Hydrologist $45,000 - $83,000
Industrial Hygienist $49,000 - $91,000
Infection Preventionist $55,000 - $110,000
Infectious Disease Public Health Advisor $51,000 - $95,000
Informatics Specialist $52,000 - $95,000
Injury Prevention Specialist $39,000 - $74,000
International HIV Specialist $31,000 - $73,000
Lecturer Public Health $30,000 - $57,000
Maternal Child Health $45,000 - $84,000
Medical Expert $32,000 - $60,000
Medical Writer $32,000 - $60,000
Mental Health Researcher $66,000 - $122,000
MPH Epidemiologist $39,000 - $72,000
NGO Manager $55,000 - $101,000
Nuclear Facility Design $67,000 - $124,000
Nurse Epidemiologist $48,000 - $90,000
Nurse Practitioner $63,000 - $117,000
Nutrition Consultant $39,000 - $71,000
Occupational Health Specialist $41,000 - $76,000
Occupational Medical Physician $51,000 - $94,000
Outcomes Researcher $54,000 - $102,000
Outreach Education $32,000 - $60,000
Patient Navigator $42,000 - $77,000
Patient Safety Specialist $34,000 - $63,000
Pharmaceutical Epidemiology $49,000 - $92,000
PhD Epidemiologist $39,000 - $73,000
Phlebotomist $18,000 - $35,000
Poisoning Prevention Coordinator $30,000 - $59,000
Political Scientist $46,000 - $87,000
Population Health Management $44,000 - $83,000
Procurement Manager $50,000 - $94,000
Professor of Environmental Health $34,000 - $63,000
Program Evaluator $39,000 - $73,000
Program Officer $37,000 - $70,000
Public Health Administrator $38,000 - $70,000
Public Health Attorney $39,000 - $72,000
Public Health Biologist $39,000 - $72,000
Public Health Consultant $49,000 - $92,000
Public Health Data Analyst $45,000 - $85,000
Public Health Dentist $51,000 - $92,000
Public Health Dietician $37,000 - $69,000
Public Health Director $42,000 - $78,000
Public Health Doctor $48,000 - $90,000
Public Health Educator $37,000 - $69,000
Public Health Engineer $49,000 - $91,000
Public Health Information Officer $37,000 - $69,000
Public Health Inspector $33,000 - $62,000
Public Health Institute $35,000 - $65,000
Public Health Investigator $33,000 - $63,000
Public Health Journalist $40,000 - $76,000
Public Health Lab Director $37,000 - $68,000
Public Health Lab Scientist $42,000 - $78,000
Public Health Librarian $35,000 - $64,000
Public Health Lobbyist $50,000 - $93,000
Public Health Management $39,000 - $73,000
Public Health Microbiologist $37,000 - $68,000
Public Health Nurse $39,000 - $73,000
Public Health Nutritionist $29,000 - $54,000
Public Health Officer $37,000 - $70,000
Public Health Physician $54,000 - $99,000
Public Health Policy Analyst $38,000 - $72,000
Public Health Project Manager $57,000 - $105,000
Public Health Psychologist $50,000 - $90,000
Public Health Research $38,000 - $69,000
Public Health School Dean $35,000 - $66,000
Public Health Social Worker $34,000 - $64,000
Public Health Teacher $38,000 - $71,000
Public Health Technician $29,000 - $55,000
Public Health Veterinarian $52,000 - $97,000
Public Information Officer $34,000 - $63,000
Quality Improvement Specialist $41,000 - $76,000
Regulatory Affairs Specialist $48,000 - $90,000
Regulatory Coordinator $42,000 - $78,000
Reproductive Health Assistant $23,000 - $42,000
Research Analyst $45,000 - $84,000
Research Biostatistician $53,000 - $100,000
Research Data Analyst $48,000 - $89,000
Research Scientist $51,000 - $96,000
Sanitarian $33,000 - $62,000
Senior Health Educator $54,000 - $101,000
Social Marketer $51,000 - $96,000
State Epidemiologist $44,000 - $81,000
Statistical Research Analyst $42,000 - $78,000
Study Coordinator $31,000 - $58,000
Supervisory Epidemiologist $50,000 - $94,000
Survey Researchers $37,000 - $69,000
Toxicologist $51,000 - $96,000
Tropical Disease Specialist $38,000 - $77,000
Urban Planner $44,000 - $82,000
Vaccine Researcher $33,000 - $62,000
Vector Control Surveillance $29,000 - $55,000
Virology Trainer $38,000 - $72,000
Volunteer Coordinator $23,000 - $43,000
Water Resource Specialist $36,000 - $67,000
Worksite Wellness Manager $38,000 - $70,000