Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
55,270 1.7 % $25.53 $53,100 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.33 $17.19 $23.46 $32.08 $41.74
Annual Wage (2) $27,730 $35,760 $48,790 $66,730 $86,810


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 11,400 0.22 $28.91 $60,140
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,620 0.12 $22.85 $47,530
Individual and Family Services 5,000 0.38 $18.87 $39,240
Outpatient Care Centers 3,590 0.56 $22.25 $46,270
State Government (OES Designation) 3,320 0.15 $23.28 $48,420

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,260 0.64 $23.48 $48,840
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 1,620 0.61 $24.70 $51,370
Outpatient Care Centers 3,590 0.56 $22.25 $46,270
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 670 0.47 $19.72 $41,010
Individual and Family Services 5,000 0.38 $18.87 $39,240

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) 3,030 0.15 $45.96 $95,590
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 200 0.11 $31.90 $66,340
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 350 0.08 $30.78 $64,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,400 0.22 $28.91 $60,140
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 460 0.20 $28.80 $59,910


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 7,080 0.49 1.17 $25.65 $53,350
New York 4,910 0.57 1.35 $22.65 $47,120
Texas 3,210 0.30 0.71 $25.06 $52,130
Florida 2,930 0.40 0.95 $21.11 $43,910
Pennsylvania 2,760 0.49 1.16 $25.54 $53,110




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 750 1.14 2.69 $35.55 $73,950
Alaska 340 1.08 2.54 $26.92 $55,990
Vermont 290 0.98 2.30 $22.71 $47,240
Maine 530 0.92 2.16 $21.65 $45,030
New Mexico 630 0.81 1.91 $24.50 $50,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,970 0.78 1.84 $38.22 $79,510
District of Columbia 750 1.14 2.69 $35.55 $73,950
Georgia 2,730 0.72 1.69 $34.64 $72,050
Delaware 120 0.30 0.71 $32.40 $67,390
Rhode Island 320 0.70 1.66 $31.98 $66,520





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 2,820 0.55 1.29 $23.75 $49,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,260 1.00 2.35 $36.61 $76,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.39 0.92 $22.81 $47,450
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.69 1.64 $27.62 $57,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.54 1.27 $32.57 $67,750
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,220 2.18 5.13 $46.10 $95,890
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.31 0.73 $29.59 $61,540
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 990 0.58 1.37 $26.89 $55,930
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 910 0.35 0.81 $28.74 $59,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 870 0.50 1.19 $26.30 $54,700




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)
Corvallis, OR 80 2.52 5.94 $20.01 $41,620
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 90 2.49 5.88 $21.32 $44,350
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,220 2.18 5.13 $46.10 $95,890
Jefferson City, MO 140 2.00 4.70 $18.82 $39,150
Sheboygan, WI 90 1.67 3.93 $24.70 $51,370
Morgantown, WV 90 1.45 3.42 $25.09 $52,180
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 140 1.40 3.30 $13.71 $28,510
Cheyenne, WY 60 1.36 3.22 $24.48 $50,910
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 150 1.33 3.14 $20.53 $42,710
Santa Fe, NM 70 1.28 3.01 $22.52 $46,830