Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

21-1091 Health Educators

Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as resource to assist individuals, other health professionals, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs. Excludes "Community Health Workers" (21-1094).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
58,150 1.6 % $24.17 $50,270 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.85 $16.46 $22.03 $30.13 $39.15
Annual Wage (2) $26,730 $34,240 $45,830 $62,670 $81,430


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,860 0.21 $28.29 $58,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,820 0.12 $22.51 $46,820
Individual and Family Services 5,540 0.46 $18.48 $38,430
Outpatient Care Centers 3,660 0.62 $20.16 $41,940
Grantmaking and Giving Services 3,440 2.79 $24.06 $50,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 3,440 2.79 $24.06 $50,050
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 1,220 0.86 $17.15 $35,670
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,530 0.81 $20.27 $42,170
Outpatient Care Centers 3,660 0.62 $20.16 $41,940
Individual and Family Services 5,540 0.46 $18.48 $38,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,750 0.14 $46.17 $96,040
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 600 0.28 $28.65 $59,600
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,860 0.21 $28.29 $58,850
Employment Services 100 (7) $28.11 $58,470
Offices of Dentists 140 0.02 $27.22 $56,620


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,920 0.57 1.24 $23.83 $49,570
New York 6,160 0.74 1.61 $22.27 $46,330
Texas 3,630 0.36 0.79 $23.63 $49,160
Georgia 2,860 0.76 1.67 $33.79 $70,280
Pennsylvania 2,620 0.48 1.04 $22.84 $47,500




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 620 0.97 2.11 $40.93 $85,140
Alaska 290 0.95 2.08 $25.82 $53,700
Vermont 250 0.88 1.93 $24.94 $51,870
Nebraska 750 0.84 1.83 $20.95 $43,590
Maine 460 0.80 1.74 $21.02 $43,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 620 0.97 2.11 $40.93 $85,140
Maryland 1,870 0.76 1.66 $37.29 $77,560
Georgia 2,860 0.76 1.67 $33.79 $70,280
Rhode Island 220 0.50 1.09 $31.31 $65,130
Nevada 250 0.22 0.49 $29.79 $61,960

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,720 0.75 1.63 $22.24 $46,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,340 1.06 2.32 $36.09 $75,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.49 1.07 $22.72 $47,250
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.37 0.82 $27.37 $56,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.52 1.13 $36.57 $76,070
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,130 0.45 0.99 $27.41 $57,010
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 1,100 2.00 4.37 $45.98 $95,640
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,040 0.84 1.84 $20.04 $41,690
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 980 0.54 1.19 $26.37 $54,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 780 0.47 1.02 $21.49 $44,700




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 90 2.34 5.12 (8) (8)
Jefferson City, MO 140 2.02 4.42 $18.53 $38,540
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 1,100 2.00 4.37 $45.98 $95,640
Elmira, NY 60 1.54 3.36 $21.25 $44,200
Manchester, NH 140 1.48 3.22 $27.83 $57,890
Farmington, NM 70 1.47 3.22 $11.76 $24,470
Lincoln, NE 210 1.34 2.93 $22.62 $47,050
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 120 1.28 2.79 $13.45 $27,970
Binghamton, NY 140 1.27 2.77 $18.62 $38,720
Morgantown, WV 70 1.14 2.49 $25.30 $52,630




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 1,100 2.00 4.37 $45.98 $95,640
Waterbury, CT (8) (8) (8) $36.57 $76,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.52 1.13 $36.57 $76,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,340 1.06 2.32 $36.09 $75,070
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 160 0.20 0.43 $32.01 $66,590
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 210 0.51 1.12 $31.01 $64,500
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 720 0.88 1.91 $30.22 $62,860
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 740 0.78 1.71 $29.67 $61,720
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 40 0.25 0.54 $29.43 $61,210
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 90 0.42 0.91 $28.99 $60,310

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 210 1.11 2.42 $19.49 $40,540
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 130 0.71 1.56 $18.55 $38,580
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.74 1.61 $21.80 $45,340
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 1.11 2.43 $23.27 $48,400
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.37 2.99 $16.34 $33,980

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 2.55 5.58 $24.23 $50,410
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 1.48 3.24 $17.01 $35,380
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.37 2.99 $16.34 $33,980
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 1.24 2.70 $16.60 $34,520
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.12 2.45 $16.05 $33,390

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.89 1.95 $27.49 $57,180
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 0.91 $27.35 $56,890
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 0.60 $26.35 $54,810
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 1.00 $26.13 $54,350
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 110 1.06 2.32 $25.77 $53,600


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011