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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
58,590 1.7 % $29.09 $60,500 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.81 $19.70 $26.55 $36.08 $47.44
Annual Wage (2) $32,890 $40,970 $55,220 $75,050 $98,680


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 12,760 0.23 $32.17 $66,900
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,200 0.13 $26.26 $54,630
Individual and Family Services 4,740 0.19 $22.19 $46,150
Outpatient Care Centers 4,130 0.43 $27.95 $58,130
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,650 0.17 $26.09 $54,280

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 1,810 1.26 $28.86 $60,030
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 2,080 0.67 $26.18 $54,440
Outpatient Care Centers 4,130 0.43 $27.95 $58,130
Social Advocacy Organizations 800 0.36 $27.49 $57,170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 12,760 0.23 $32.17 $66,900

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) 3,140 0.16 $49.36 $102,660
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 270 0.07 $36.94 $76,840
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 70 0.01 $36.75 $76,430
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 410 0.15 $36.28 $75,470
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 890 0.06 $35.22 $73,260


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 7,230 0.42 1.04 $31.15 $64,790
New York 4,360 0.46 1.15 $28.11 $58,460
Florida 3,030 0.34 0.86 $28.73 $59,760
Texas 2,810 0.23 0.57 $26.23 $54,560
Georgia 2,530 0.57 1.42 $41.40 $86,110




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)
New Mexico 840 1.01 2.54 $25.81 $53,690
Maryland 2,340 0.87 2.17 $37.09 $77,150
Maine 500 0.82 2.06 $23.87 $49,640
District of Columbia 550 0.76 1.92 $44.54 $92,630
Minnesota 2,170 0.75 1.89 $28.27 $58,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 550 0.76 1.92 $44.54 $92,630
Georgia 2,530 0.57 1.42 $41.40 $86,110
Rhode Island 200 0.42 1.05 $37.12 $77,210
Maryland 2,340 0.87 2.17 $37.09 $77,150
Hawaii 390 0.61 1.54 $35.39 $73,610





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,960 0.31 0.77 $29.38 $61,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,610 0.82 2.06 $40.86 $84,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,210 0.35 0.89 $31.06 $64,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,180 0.79 1.99 $43.71 $90,920
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,710 0.61 1.53 $33.91 $70,540
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,680 0.36 0.90 $28.53 $59,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,590 0.81 2.02 $28.40 $59,070
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,380 0.56 1.40 $34.88 $72,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,230 0.58 1.45 $26.21 $54,510
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 960 0.36 0.91 $35.54 $73,910