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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
55,830 2.3 % $ 31.22 $ 64,930 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Health Education Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.80 $ 22.48 $ 29.13 $ 37.61 $ 49.27
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,020 $ 46,770 $ 60,600 $ 78,220 $ 102,480


Industry profile for Health Education Specialists:

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 9,550 0.17 $ 35.52 $ 73,880
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,860 0.13 $ 27.96 $ 58,150
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,550 0.21 $ 25.88 $ 53,830
Outpatient Care Centers 4,090 0.41 $ 29.56 $ 61,480
Individual and Family Services 3,770 0.14 $ 22.29 $ 46,370

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 950 0.68 $ 29.18 $ 60,690
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 420 0.59 $ 32.66 $ 67,920
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 1,650 0.53 $ 27.02 $ 56,210
Social Advocacy Organizations 970 0.43 $ 27.69 $ 57,600
Outpatient Care Centers 4,090 0.41 $ 29.56 $ 61,480

Top paying industries for Health Education Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 930 0.25 $ 55.96 $ 116,400
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $ 51.75 $ 107,640
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 3,620 0.17 $ 51.20 $ 106,490
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 140 0.05 $ 41.42 $ 86,150
Scientific Research and Development Services 500 0.06 $ 36.71 $ 76,360


Geographic profile for Health Education Specialists:

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.



Map of employment of health education specialists by state, May 2021


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 7,070 0.43 1.08 $ 33.97 $ 70,650
Florida 4,540 0.53 1.33 $ 31.18 $ 64,840
Texas 3,870 0.32 0.80 $ 26.17 $ 54,440
Georgia 2,860 0.65 1.65 $ 42.66 $ 88,740
New York 2,860 0.33 0.83 $ 30.26 $ 62,930


Map of location quotient of health education specialists by state, May 2021


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 1,020 1.31 3.30 $ 24.60 $ 51,160
Vermont 330 1.17 2.96 $ 31.58 $ 65,690
District of Columbia 630 0.96 2.41 $ 45.49 $ 94,610
Maryland 1,910 0.75 1.90 $ 43.34 $ 90,140
Delaware 320 0.74 1.86 $ 30.97 $ 64,410


Map of annual mean wages of health education specialists by state, May 2021


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 630 0.96 2.41 $ 45.49 $ 94,610
Maryland 1,910 0.75 1.90 $ 43.34 $ 90,140
Georgia 2,860 0.65 1.65 $ 42.66 $ 88,740
Connecticut 450 0.29 0.72 $ 38.14 $ 79,340
Rhode Island 140 0.32 0.80 $ 35.53 $ 73,890



Map of employment of health education specialists by area, May 2021


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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,320 0.90 2.26 $ 46.44 $ 96,590
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,160 0.25 0.63 $ 31.05 $ 64,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,060 0.70 1.77 $ 47.83 $ 99,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,850 0.32 0.82 $ 33.45 $ 69,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,350 0.60 1.52 $ 38.13 $ 79,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,330 0.73 1.84 $ 32.03 $ 66,610
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,320 0.31 0.79 $ 27.67 $ 57,540
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,120 0.46 1.15 $ 34.50 $ 71,760
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,080 0.42 1.05 $ 34.41 $ 71,580
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,030 0.29 0.72 $ 28.31 $ 58,880


Map of location quotient of health education specialists by area, May 2021


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)
Santa Fe, NM 340 6.02 15.18 $ 21.24 $ 44,190
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 650 5.79 14.60 $ 32.61 $ 67,840
Jefferson City, MO 200 2.75 6.93 $ 22.78 $ 47,370
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 260 2.24 5.66 $ 30.75 $ 63,960
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 260 1.82 4.58 $ 16.33 $ 33,970
Tallahassee, FL 260 1.54 3.88 $ 25.18 $ 52,370
Albuquerque, NM 430 1.18 2.99 $ 28.36 $ 58,990
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 240 1.10 2.78 $ 24.81 $ 51,590
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 370 1.04 2.63 $ 29.06 $ 60,450
Morgantown, WV 60 1.04 2.62 $ 28.03 $ 58,310


Map of annual mean wages of health education specialists by area, May 2021


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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,060 0.70 1.77 $ 47.83 $ 99,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,320 0.90 2.26 $ 46.44 $ 96,590
Danbury, CT 40 0.51 1.29 $ 44.31 $ 92,160
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 500 0.46 1.17 $ 43.92 $ 91,340
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA (8) (8) (8) $ 42.55 $ 88,510
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 190 0.32 0.81 $ 40.88 $ 85,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,350 0.60 1.52 $ 38.13 $ 79,300
Twin Falls, ID 40 0.87 2.20 $ 37.95 $ 78,940
Worcester, MA-CT 90 0.34 0.85 $ 37.45 $ 77,890
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 200 0.77 1.93 $ 36.60 $ 76,130

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)
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 130 0.80 2.03 $ 21.34 $ 44,380
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 130 0.69 1.74 $ 25.98 $ 54,040
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 120 1.37 3.46 $ 20.39 $ 42,410
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.40 1.02 $ 24.43 $ 50,810
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 0.99 2.51 $ 29.60 $ 61,560

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)
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 120 1.37 3.46 $ 20.39 $ 42,410
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.13 2.86 $ 31.32 $ 65,150
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 0.99 2.51 $ 29.60 $ 61,560
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 0.99 2.50 $ 20.60 $ 42,840
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.97 2.44 $ 22.70 $ 47,210

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 40 0.63 1.60 $ 36.36 $ 75,630
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 0.97 $ 33.70 $ 70,090
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.53 1.33 $ 33.34 $ 69,340
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 1.19 $ 31.96 $ 66,470
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 0.88 $ 31.44 $ 65,390


About May 2021 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.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022