Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
56,720 1.8 % $25.87 $53,800 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.79 $17.74 $23.66 $32.43 $42.20
Annual Wage (2) $28,680 $36,900 $49,210 $67,450 $87,770


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 11,790 0.22 $28.99 $60,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,610 0.12 $23.51 $48,900
Individual and Family Services 4,750 0.34 $19.10 $39,730
Outpatient Care Centers 3,710 0.55 $22.50 $46,800
Offices of Physicians 3,190 0.13 $24.91 $51,820

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 2,050 1.58 $24.73 $51,430
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,600 0.80 $23.45 $48,770
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 1,790 0.66 $24.69 $51,350
Outpatient Care Centers 3,710 0.55 $22.50 $46,800
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 600 0.41 $19.00 $39,510

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 $45.66 $94,970
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 $30.53 $63,500
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 420 0.23 $30.50 $63,440
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 370 0.09 $29.94 $62,280
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 450 0.19 $29.92 $62,230


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 7,120 0.48 1.13 $27.17 $56,510
New York 4,600 0.53 1.24 $22.83 $47,480
Florida 3,180 0.43 1.00 $20.97 $43,620
Georgia 2,980 0.77 1.79 $35.65 $74,150
Pennsylvania 2,950 0.52 1.23 $26.98 $56,110




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 890 1.34 3.14 $35.92 $74,710
Vermont 330 1.10 2.56 $22.86 $47,540
Alaska 340 1.07 2.49 $27.22 $56,620
New Mexico 760 0.97 2.27 $24.55 $51,070
Montana 380 0.87 2.02 $20.68 $43,020




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,790 0.71 1.65 $39.97 $83,140
District of Columbia 890 1.34 3.14 $35.92 $74,710
Georgia 2,980 0.77 1.79 $35.65 $74,150
Rhode Island 310 0.68 1.60 $31.86 $66,270
Delaware 140 0.34 0.79 $31.04 $64,570





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 2,510 0.48 1.12 $23.80 $49,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,310 1.00 2.34 $38.60 $80,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,700 0.43 1.00 $24.06 $50,050
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.80 1.87 $28.27 $58,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.59 1.38 $33.35 $69,370
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.32 0.75 $25.63 $53,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,190 0.67 1.56 $23.66 $49,210
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,150 2.05 4.79 $46.18 $96,050
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,040 0.60 1.39 $26.84 $55,820
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 980 0.98 2.28 $30.61 $63,660




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)
Jefferson City, MO 260 3.55 8.29 $18.61 $38,720
Corvallis, OR 90 2.72 6.36 $21.38 $44,470
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,150 2.05 4.79 $46.18 $96,050
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 200 1.75 4.10 $21.14 $43,960
Morgantown, WV 100 1.66 3.87 $26.17 $54,430
Sheboygan, WI 80 1.52 3.56 $25.59 $53,230
Terre Haute, IN 100 1.45 3.39 (8) (8)
Santa Fe, NM 90 1.45 3.38 $21.92 $45,580
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 50 1.37 3.21 (8) (8)
Albuquerque, NM 470 1.27 2.98 $26.75 $55,640