Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
58,780 1.6 % $28.68 $59,660 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.40 $19.13 $26.07 $35.90 $47.37
Annual Wage (2) $32,030 $39,800 $54,220 $74,660 $98,530


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 13,150 0.24 $31.87 $66,290
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,310 0.13 $25.60 $53,260
Individual and Family Services 4,820 0.20 $21.63 $44,990
Outpatient Care Centers 4,100 0.44 $28.01 $58,250
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,720 0.17 $25.74 $53,550

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 2,160 1.52 $27.81 $57,840
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 1,570 0.51 $26.75 $55,640
Outpatient Care Centers 4,100 0.44 $28.01 $58,250
Social Advocacy Organizations 910 0.42 $29.38 $61,110
Civic and Social Organizations 1,010 0.26 $17.72 $36,850

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) 3,210 0.16 $49.30 $102,550
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 50 0.01 $37.87 $78,770
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 300 0.08 $37.34 $77,670
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 380 0.14 $36.23 $75,370
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 210 0.05 $35.79 $74,440


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 7,830 0.46 1.13 $31.25 $65,000
New York 4,640 0.49 1.22 $27.41 $57,010
Florida 3,550 0.41 1.01 $26.21 $54,520
Georgia 2,650 0.60 1.49 $41.08 $85,440
Texas 2,470 0.20 0.50 $26.24 $54,580




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)
Alaska 290 0.92 2.26 $30.19 $62,800
District of Columbia 630 0.89 2.18 $42.34 $88,060
New Mexico 690 0.85 2.10 $26.08 $54,240
Maine 520 0.85 2.10 $23.80 $49,510
Maryland 2,250 0.84 2.07 $37.42 $77,820




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 630 0.89 2.18 $42.34 $88,060
Georgia 2,650 0.60 1.49 $41.08 $85,440
Rhode Island 230 0.48 1.19 $37.83 $78,680
Maryland 2,250 0.84 2.07 $37.42 $77,820
Hawaii 360 0.56 1.39 $35.69 $74,230





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 3,340 0.35 0.86 $28.28 $58,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,610 0.43 1.05 $31.49 $65,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,590 0.83 2.04 $41.33 $85,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,240 0.84 2.06 $43.57 $90,620
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,580 0.57 1.41 $31.63 $65,780
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,540 0.64 1.57 $33.09 $68,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,380 0.30 0.73 $27.78 $57,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,050 0.51 1.26 $26.34 $54,780
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,040 0.40 0.98 $27.87 $57,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 990 0.51 1.24 $27.61 $57,420