Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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 1.5 % $27.84 $57,900 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.62 $18.58 $25.51 $35.12 $46.02
Annual Wage (2) $30,400 $38,640 $53,070 $73,040 $95,730


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 13,010 0.24 $30.66 $63,780
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,130 0.11 $24.83 $51,640
Outpatient Care Centers 5,040 0.60 $27.12 $56,410
Individual and Family Services 4,010 0.24 $20.73 $43,110
State Government (OES Designation) 3,340 0.15 $25.56 $53,160

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 2,190 1.58 $25.87 $53,810
Outpatient Care Centers 5,040 0.60 $27.12 $56,410
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,170 0.57 $24.77 $51,520
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 1,390 0.48 $28.75 $59,810
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 510 0.31 $19.45 $40,450

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) 3,300 0.16 $46.07 $95,820
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing (8) (8) $35.95 $74,770
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 430 0.17 $35.60 $74,050
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $34.89 $72,560
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 700 0.06 $31.58 $65,680


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 7,990 0.50 1.22 $30.34 $63,100
New York 4,890 0.54 1.31 $26.57 $55,270
Florida 3,250 0.40 0.96 $24.91 $51,810
Georgia 3,190 0.76 1.84 $36.62 $76,160
Texas 2,570 0.22 0.53 $26.32 $54,740




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 690 0.98 2.40 $39.59 $82,350
Alaska 300 0.94 2.29 $30.12 $62,640
Georgia 3,190 0.76 1.84 $36.62 $76,160
Wyoming 200 0.73 1.78 $22.42 $46,620
Maryland 1,890 0.71 1.74 $41.67 $86,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,890 0.71 1.74 $41.67 $86,660
District of Columbia 690 0.98 2.40 $39.59 $82,350
Georgia 3,190 0.76 1.84 $36.62 $76,160
Rhode Island 260 0.54 1.32 $35.25 $73,320
Nevada 190 0.15 0.37 $33.50 $69,680





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 3,090 0.47 1.14 $28.38 $59,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,580 1.01 2.46 $39.32 $81,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,520 0.60 1.46 $29.94 $62,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.48 1.16 $38.34 $79,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,120 0.58 1.42 $25.38 $52,800
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 1,080 1.86 4.55 $48.54 $100,950
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 920 0.25 0.62 $28.36 $59,000
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 790 0.44 1.07 $31.90 $66,360
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.72 1.75 $38.23 $79,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 760 0.39 0.96 $25.24 $52,490