Compare 173+ Public Health Careers

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 Srevices, banner health, Cigna, Indian Health Service, and Hallmark Rehabilitation.

Career Salary Rank Average Salary *
Advocacy Director 124 $ 55,215.00
Assistant Environmental Scientist 49 $ 72,196.00
Assistant Inspector General 158 $ 49,862.00
Assistant Professor Epidemiology 4 $ 101,725.00
Assistant Public Health Professor 149 $ 51,705.00
Associate Biostatistics 21 $ 79,400.00
Associate Epidemiologist 20 $ 79,215.00
Behavioral Health Administrator 74 $ 65,294.00
Behavioral Scientist 16 $ 80,176.00
Biosecurity Specialist 201 $ 25,549.00
Biostatistical Data Technician 193 $ 37,313.00
Biostatisticians 22 $ 79,705.00
Bioterrorism Researcher 59 $ 57,156.00
Chief Medical Officer 8 $ 94,431.00
Child Health Specialist 156 $ 49,333.00
Childbirth Health Educator 62 $ 70,380.00
Chronic Disease Health Educator 12 $ 83,647.00
Chronic Disease Management Coordinator 94 $ 61,392.00
Chronic Disease Medical Epidemiologist 23 $ 79,104.00
Clinical Epidemiologist 67 $ 69,411.00
Clinical Infectious Disease Specialist 3 $ 114,333.00
Clinical Research Director 29 $ 76,921.00
Communicable Disease Analyst 125 $ 54,921.00
Communications Director 90 $ 63,176.00
Community Activist 199 $ 27,019.00
Community Counselor 194 $ 36,862.00
Community Health Educator 97 $ 60,588.00
Community Health Nursing Consultant 44 $ 72,686.00
Community Health Worker 168 $ 48,313.00
Community Outreach Specialist 192 $ 39,941.00
Consumer Safety Officer 109 $ 57,411.00
Corporate Medical Director 11 $ 87,039.00
Correctional Medicine Physician 2 $ 149,843.00
Deputy Director 65 $ 67,901.00
Director of Applied Research 82 $ 64,333.00
Director of Emergency Medical Services 78 $ 66,120.00
Disaster Preparedness Coordinator 127 $ 55,196.00
Disaster Preparedness Researcher 141 $ 53,340.00
Disease Ecologist 184 $ 43,470.00
Emergency Preparedness Specialist 144 $ 53,098.00
Emergency Response Specialist 126 $ 55,156.00
Employee Health Nurse 72 $ 68,080.00
Entomologist 198 $ 31,080.00
Enviornmental Health Supervisor 181 $ 46,196.00
Environmental Engineer 18 $ 78,843.00
Environmental Health Director 76 $ 66,700.00
Environmental Health Engineer 31 $ 77,470.00
Environmental Health Executive 45 $ 73,860.00
Environmental Health Nurse 89 $ 61,360.00
Environmental Health Safety Engineer 37 $ 76,274.00
Environmental Health Technician 191 $ 40,313.00
Environmental Specialist 173 $ 48,098.00
Epidemiologists 148 $ 51,588.00
Epidemiology Investigator 79 $ 63,215.00
Federal Agency Director 83 $ 64,720.00
Food Inspector 190 $ 39,843.00
Food Scientist 60 $ 70,140.00
Food Service Sanitarian 162 $ 48,640.00
Forensic Pathologist 169 $ 47,941.00
Genetic Engineer 43 $ 73,882.00
Geographer 86 $ 62,980.00
Hazardous Waste Inspector 113 $ 54,745.00
Health Administrator 92 $ 61,960.00
Health and Wellness Manager 70 $ 66,294.00
Health Commissioner 110 $ 58,039.00
Health Communications Specialist 172 $ 48,294.00
Health Education Health Promotion 106 $ 56,764.00
Health Educators 189 $ 40,686.00
Health Facilities Surveyor 105 $ 57,431.00
Health Legislative Assistant 178 $ 47,117.00
Health Physicist 15 $ 81,117.00
Health Science Kinesiology 121 $ 54,882.00
Health Scientist 88 $ 62,450.00
Health Supervisor 175 $ 47,019.00
Health Unit Coordinator 159 $ 49,588.00
Home Visit Nurse 73 $ 66,020.00
Homeless Services Educator 147 $ 50,660.00
Hospital Administrator 77 $ 65,333.00
Hydrologist 81 $ 64,400.00
Industrial Hygienist 55 $ 71,352.00
Infection Preventionist 24 $ 82,764.00
Infectious Disease Public Health Advisor 39 $ 74,294.00
Informatics Specialist 48 $ 74,420.00
Injury Prevention Specialist 108 $ 57,580.00
International HIV Specialist 115 $ 51,215.00
Lecturer Public Health 112 $ 43,840.00
Maternal Child Health 75 $ 65,784.00
Medical Expert 165 $ 47,437.00
Medical Writer 180 $ 46,274.00
Mental Health Researcher 7 $ 95,477.00
MPH Epidemiologist 111 $ 56,509.00
NGO Manager 14 $ 79,215.00
Nuclear Facility Design 6 $ 97,254.00
Nurse Epidemiologist 63 $ 70,098.00
Nurse Practitioner 10 $ 91,000.00
Nutrition Consultant 129 $ 55,803.00
Occupational Health Specialist 98 $ 59,509.00
Occupational Medical Physician 40 $ 73,254.00
Outcomes Researcher 19 $ 79,411.00
Outreach Education 176 $ 46,803.00
Patient Navigator 100 $ 60,294.00
Patient Safety Specialist 157 $ 49,500.00
Pharmaceutical Epidemiology 58 $ 70,823.00
PhD Epidemiologist 119 $ 56,580.00
Phlebotomist 200 $ 26,627.00
Poisoning Prevention Coordinator 133 $ 44,820.00
Political Scientist 69 $ 67,156.00
Population Health Management 84 $ 64,120.00
Procurement Manager 46 $ 73,080.00
Professor of Environmental Health 163 $ 49,039.00
Program Evaluator 122 $ 56,420.00
Program Officer 134 $ 54,568.00
Public Health Administrator 131 $ 55,039.00
Public Health Attorney 130 $ 55,882.00
Public Health Biologist 116 $ 56,470.00
Public Health Consultant 56 $ 72,098.00
Public Health Data Analyst 68 $ 66,450.00
Public Health Dentist 41 $ 72,000.00
Public Health Dietician 140 $ 54,078.00
Public Health Director 99 $ 60,823.00
Public Health Doctor 51 $ 70,607.00
Public Health Educator 139 $ 53,860.00
Public Health Engineer 52 $ 70,960.00
Public Health Information Officer 137 $ 53,980.00
Public Health Inspector 174 $ 48,352.00
Public Health Institute 155 $ 50,588.00
Public Health Investigator 167 $ 48,901.00
Public Health Journalist 103 $ 59,352.00
Public Health Lab Director 142 $ 53,392.00
Public Health Lab Scientist 102 $ 59,882.00
Public Health Librarian 161 $ 49,800.00
Public Health Lobbyist 50 $ 72,666.00
Public Health Management 118 $ 56,460.00
Public Health Microbiologist 145 $ 53,137.00
Public Health Nurse 114 $ 56,627.00
Public Health Nutritionist 188 $ 41,921.00
Public Health Officer 135 $ 54,235.00
Public Health Physician 27 $ 77,372.00
Public Health Policy Analyst 117 $ 56,196.00
Public Health Project Manager 13 $ 82,220.00
Public Health Psychologist 61 $ 71,000.00
Public Health Research 120 $ 54,320.00
Public Health School Dean 152 $ 51,666.00
Public Health Social Worker 160 $ 49,647.00
Public Health Teacher 132 $ 55,470.00
Public Health Technician 185 $ 42,941.00
Public Health Veterinarian 32 $ 75,627.00
Public Information Officer 166 $ 49,392.00
Quality Improvement Specialist 101 $ 58,803.00
Regulatory Affairs Specialist 53 $ 70,156.00
Regulatory Coordinator 93 $ 61,078.00
Reproductive Health Assistant 197 $ 32,647.00
Research Analyst 85 $ 65,294.00
Research Biostatistician 25 $ 77,588.00
Research Data Analyst 64 $ 69,300.00
Research Scientist 33 $ 74,941.00
Sanitarian 171 $ 48,196.00
Senior Health Educator 26 $ 78,333.00
Social Marketer 38 $ 74,803.00
State Epidemiologist 91 $ 62,803.00
Statistical Research Analyst 95 $ 60,882.00
Study Coordinator 183 $ 45,078.00
Supervisory Epidemiologist 47 $ 73,078.00
Survey Researchers 123 $ 54,705.00
Toxicologist 42 $ 75,120.00
Tropical Disease Specialist 179 $ 53,019.00
Urban Planner 87 $ 63,647.00
Vaccine Researcher 170 $ 48,058.00
Vector Control Surveillance 187 $ 42,734.00
Virology Trainer 128 $ 55,450.00
Volunteer Coordinator 196 $ 32,980.00
Water Resource Specialist 150 $ 52,274.00
Worksite Wellness Manager 136 $ 54,893.00
* Average salary calculated by taking the average of each state's average salary for each career

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