Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
57,020 1.6 % $26.57 $55,260 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.25 $18.24 $24.24 $33.16 $43.39
Annual Wage (2) $29,650 $37,940 $50,430 $68,980 $90,260


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 12,240 0.23 $29.51 $61,390
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,840 0.13 $23.91 $49,740
Individual and Family Services 4,450 0.30 $19.82 $41,220
Outpatient Care Centers 3,690 0.53 $24.04 $50,000
Offices of Physicians 3,120 0.13 $26.41 $54,940

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 1,970 1.48 $24.90 $51,780
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,410 0.70 $24.73 $51,450
Outpatient Care Centers 3,690 0.53 $24.04 $50,000
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 1,340 0.48 $24.22 $50,380
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 540 0.36 $20.51 $42,660

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) 3,070 0.16 $46.22 $96,140
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 510 0.21 $33.66 $70,010
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 70 0.03 $33.07 $68,780
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.03 $32.34 $67,270
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 460 0.24 $30.03 $62,450


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 7,420 0.49 1.16 $28.23 $58,710
New York 4,680 0.53 1.26 $23.94 $49,800
Georgia 3,070 0.77 1.83 $36.62 $76,170
Florida 2,990 0.39 0.92 $21.99 $45,750
Pennsylvania 2,700 0.48 1.13 $27.50 $57,200



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 870 1.29 3.05 $39.22 $81,580
Montana 420 0.95 2.24 $21.22 $44,130
Alaska 290 0.89 2.12 $27.97 $58,180
Vermont 250 0.84 1.98 $24.79 $51,570
Georgia 3,070 0.77 1.83 $36.62 $76,170



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,770 0.69 1.64 $41.61 $86,540
District of Columbia 870 1.29 3.05 $39.22 $81,580
Georgia 3,070 0.77 1.83 $36.62 $76,170
Rhode Island 310 0.66 1.56 $32.78 $68,180
Delaware 150 0.34 0.81 $30.20 $62,820




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 2,630 0.49 1.16 $25.47 $52,990
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,330 0.98 2.31 $40.43 $84,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,960 0.48 1.14 $27.06 $56,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.55 1.31 $36.99 $76,940
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.34 0.81 $27.81 $57,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.66 1.56 $28.17 $58,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,140 0.63 1.48 $24.55 $51,070
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,090 0.61 1.44 $26.54 $55,210
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,020 1.80 4.25 $48.47 $100,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 950 0.52 1.23 $24.59 $51,140



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 2.39 5.65 $21.29 $44,280
Bismarck, ND 140 2.04 4.83 $26.16 $54,420
Rome, GA 70 1.88 4.45 $23.67 $49,220
Jefferson City, MO 130 1.80 4.26 $18.55 $38,590
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,020 1.80 4.25 $48.47 $100,810
Morgantown, WV 110 1.78 4.21 $25.48 $53,000
Albany, GA 90 1.59 3.77 $26.50 $55,120
Worcester, MA-CT 360 1.43 3.40 $22.88 $47,580
Santa Fe, NM 80 1.41 3.34 $21.40 $44,520
Brunswick, GA 50 1.24 2.93 $21.65 $45,030