Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
57,570 1.6 % $27.26 $56,690 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.54 $18.56 $24.98 $34.15 $44.69
Annual Wage (2) $30,250 $38,610 $51,960 $71,020 $92,950


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 12,870 0.24 $29.92 $62,230
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,150 0.11 $24.98 $51,960
Individual and Family Services 4,430 0.28 $20.56 $42,770
Outpatient Care Centers 3,940 0.53 $25.87 $53,800
State Government (OES Designation) 3,500 0.16 $25.05 $52,110

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 2,170 1.59 $26.20 $54,500
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,350 0.67 $24.08 $50,100
Outpatient Care Centers 3,940 0.53 $25.87 $53,800
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 1,200 0.42 $25.04 $52,080
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 520 0.33 $20.17 $41,940

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) 3,110 0.16 $46.52 $96,760
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 410 0.03 $35.16 $73,140
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 460 0.19 $35.08 $72,960
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 80 0.03 $32.34 $67,270
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 490 0.25 $31.26 $65,020


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 7,060 0.46 1.09 $29.05 $60,430
New York 4,520 0.50 1.21 $26.11 $54,300
Georgia 3,310 0.81 1.93 $36.62 $76,160
Florida 3,080 0.39 0.93 $23.89 $49,680
Texas 2,620 0.23 0.54 $26.21 $54,520



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 1.10 2.64 $39.44 $82,040
Vermont 270 0.87 2.09 $25.09 $52,180
Alaska 290 0.87 2.09 $28.89 $60,090
New Mexico 650 0.82 1.96 $24.00 $49,920
Montana 370 0.82 1.97 $21.21 $44,130



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,830 0.70 1.69 $41.43 $86,170
District of Columbia 750 1.10 2.64 $39.44 $82,040
Georgia 3,310 0.81 1.93 $36.62 $76,160
Rhode Island 240 0.50 1.21 $34.84 $72,470
Nevada 170 0.14 0.33 $33.05 $68,740




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,720 0.42 1.00 $27.76 $57,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,560 1.03 2.47 $40.17 $83,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,330 0.57 1.36 $27.19 $56,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,430 0.76 1.82 $24.71 $51,390
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.34 0.82 $27.18 $56,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.50 1.19 $37.43 $77,850
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 1,040 1.81 4.34 $48.34 $100,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 900 0.48 1.14 $24.76 $51,500
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 860 0.29 0.70 $26.76 $55,650
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 830 0.54 1.30 $26.99 $56,130