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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

21-1091 Health Education Specialists

Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Use data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May link health systems, health providers, insurers, and patients to address individual and population health needs. 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 Health Education Specialists
Industry profile for Health Education Specialists
Geographic profile for Health Education Specialists

National estimates for Health Education Specialists: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Health Education Specialists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
57,920 1.8 % $ 29.86 $ 62,120 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Health Education Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.21 $ 20.13 $ 27.16 $ 37.16 $ 48.99
Annual Wage (2) $ 33,720 $ 41,870 $ 56,500 $ 77,300 $ 101,890


Industry profile for Health Education Specialists: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Health Education Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,740 0.21 $ 32.88 $ 68,380
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,040 0.13 $ 27.20 $ 56,570
Individual and Family Services 4,550 0.18 $ 23.10 $ 48,040
Outpatient Care Centers 4,100 0.43 $ 29.99 $ 62,380
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 3,770 0.17 $ 26.61 $ 55,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Health Education Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,460 1.01 $ 27.91 $ 58,050
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 2,840 0.92 $ 28.61 $ 59,520
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,100 0.50 $ 24.87 $ 51,730
Outpatient Care Centers 4,100 0.43 $ 29.99 $ 62,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,740 0.21 $ 32.88 $ 68,380

Top paying industries for Health Education Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 3,140 0.15 $ 52.17 $ 108,510
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 470 0.13 $ 39.46 $ 82,070
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 40 (7) $ 35.97 $ 74,820
Scientific Research and Development Services 590 0.08 $ 33.39 $ 69,460
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 60 0.01 $ 33.16 $ 68,970


Geographic profile for Health Education Specialists: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Health Education Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,600 0.40 0.96 $ 33.77 $ 70,230
New York 4,190 0.48 1.16 $ 27.80 $ 57,830
Texas 3,420 0.28 0.68 $ 26.18 $ 54,460
Florida 3,230 0.38 0.92 $ 28.26 $ 58,770
Pennsylvania 2,770 0.50 1.21 $ 30.10 $ 62,620




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Health Education Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 880 1.13 2.70 $ 26.04 $ 54,160
Vermont 300 1.07 2.56 $ 31.71 $ 65,960
Maryland 2,200 0.87 2.09 $ 39.46 $ 82,080
Maine 490 0.86 2.06 $ 24.16 $ 50,250
District of Columbia 560 0.81 1.95 $ 46.82 $ 97,390




Top paying states for Health Education Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 560 0.81 1.95 $ 46.82 $ 97,390
Georgia 2,280 0.53 1.27 $ 44.99 $ 93,580
Maryland 2,200 0.87 2.09 $ 39.46 $ 82,080
Rhode Island 150 0.34 0.81 $ 36.89 $ 76,730
California 6,600 0.40 0.96 $ 33.77 $ 70,230





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Health Education Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,950 0.33 0.80 $ 28.62 $ 59,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,690 0.89 2.14 $ 41.87 $ 87,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,950 0.74 1.78 $ 47.61 $ 99,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,730 0.30 0.71 $ 35.43 $ 73,700
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,710 0.66 1.58 $ 32.78 $ 68,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,660 0.90 2.16 $ 29.74 $ 61,870
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,470 0.34 0.81 $ 29.78 $ 61,940
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,260 0.54 1.30 $ 37.29 $ 77,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,110 0.52 1.26 $ 24.58 $ 51,130
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 850 0.24 0.57 $ 30.04 $ 62,480




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Health Education Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 640 5.84 14.02 $ 31.28 $ 65,060
Santa Fe, NM 170 2.94 7.07 $ 27.26 $ 56,710
Jefferson City, MO 170 2.38 5.71 $ 19.96 $ 41,510
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 230 1.98 4.76 $ 31.00 $ 64,490
Morgantown, WV 90 1.53 3.68 $ 27.61 $ 57,430
Bay City, MI 50 1.53 3.67 (8) (8)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 290 1.47 3.53 $ 29.64 $ 61,650
Springfield, OH 60 1.32 3.16 $ 20.28 $ 42,190
Albuquerque, NM 460 1.22 2.94 $ 27.96 $ 58,160
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 380 1.21 2.90 $ 32.26 $ 67,090




Top paying metropolitan areas for Health Education Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,950 0.74 1.78 $ 47.61 $ 99,030
New Haven, CT 110 0.43 1.02 $ 42.96 $ 89,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,690 0.89 2.14 $ 41.87 $ 87,090
Savannah, GA 70 0.40 0.96 $ 39.11 $ 81,340
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 30 0.18 0.43 $ 38.45 $ 79,970
Santa Rosa, CA 140 0.70 1.68 $ 37.57 $ 78,150
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,260 0.54 1.30 $ 37.29 $ 77,550
Spartanburg, SC 40 0.28 0.66 $ 36.96 $ 76,870
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 520 0.47 1.13 $ 36.52 $ 75,960
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 800 0.32 0.77 $ 36.26 $ 75,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Health Education Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 150 0.81 1.95 $ 23.76 $ 49,410
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.92 2.22 $ 18.80 $ 39,100
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 110 0.35 0.83 $ 23.11 $ 48,070
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 1.35 $ 21.80 $ 45,330
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 90 1.02 2.45 $ 24.86 $ 51,720

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Health Education Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 1.16 2.79 $ 31.98 $ 66,530
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 90 1.02 2.45 $ 24.86 $ 51,720
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.99 2.37 $ 21.23 $ 44,170
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 70 0.96 2.31 $ 21.72 $ 45,190
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.92 2.22 $ 18.80 $ 39,100

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Health Education Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 1.16 2.79 $ 31.98 $ 66,530
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.65 1.57 $ 31.81 $ 66,160
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.18 0.42 $ 30.08 $ 62,570
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.81 1.94 $ 29.99 $ 62,390
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 0.70 $ 29.88 $ 62,160


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021