Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
58,040 1.7 % $28.37 $59,010 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.12 $19.04 $25.93 $35.35 $46.71
Annual Wage (2) $31,440 $39,600 $53,940 $73,530 $97,160


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 13,180 0.24 $31.15 $64,800
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 6,340 0.12 $25.18 $52,370
Outpatient Care Centers 4,740 0.54 $27.23 $56,640
Individual and Family Services 4,530 0.20 $20.95 $43,580
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,840 0.18 $25.30 $52,620

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 2,140 1.51 $27.89 $58,010
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,180 0.56 $28.87 $60,050
Outpatient Care Centers 4,740 0.54 $27.23 $56,640
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 1,350 0.45 $29.11 $60,550
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 460 0.27 $18.97 $39,460

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) 3,410 0.17 $47.03 $97,810
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 250 0.08 $35.99 $74,860
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 370 0.14 $35.36 $73,550
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 740 0.05 $34.53 $71,820
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 190 0.04 $31.87 $66,280


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 8,050 0.48 1.18 $30.27 $62,960
New York 4,680 0.51 1.25 $27.29 $56,760
Florida 3,640 0.43 1.06 $25.84 $53,750
Georgia 2,830 0.66 1.62 $39.88 $82,950
Texas 2,540 0.21 0.52 $27.22 $56,610




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 310 0.99 2.42 $30.08 $62,560
District of Columbia 660 0.93 2.28 $41.27 $85,840
Vermont 260 0.86 2.12 $26.13 $54,340
New Mexico 680 0.85 2.08 $26.66 $55,440
Maine 430 0.73 1.78 $23.46 $48,800




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 660 0.93 2.28 $41.27 $85,840
Maryland 1,900 0.71 1.75 $40.54 $84,330
Georgia 2,830 0.66 1.62 $39.88 $82,950
Rhode Island 230 0.48 1.18 $36.73 $76,390
Hawaii 290 0.46 1.12 $36.20 $75,300



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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 2,980 0.44 1.09 $28.75 $59,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,420 0.92 2.27 $42.20 $87,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,330 0.53 1.29 $28.55 $59,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.47 1.14 $38.47 $80,020
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,170 0.60 1.49 $26.18 $54,460
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 1,170 2.00 4.91 $48.80 $101,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,020 0.52 1.27 $28.73 $59,750
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 960 0.84 2.06 $33.68 $70,050
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 890 0.24 0.60 $28.00 $58,250
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 830 0.45 1.11 $33.42 $69,510


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 570 5.23 12.86 $28.17 $58,590
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 1,170 2.00 4.91 $48.80 $101,500
Jefferson City, MO 120 1.67 4.10 $19.46 $40,480
Santa Fe, NM 100 1.59 3.91 $25.37 $52,780
Morgantown, WV 100 1.56 3.82 $24.06 $50,050
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 150 1.54 3.78 $23.87 $49,640
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 150 1.18 2.91 $25.69 $53,440
Yuma, AZ 70 1.14 2.80 $15.56 $32,370
Anchorage, AK 200 1.13 2.76 $31.70 $65,930
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 40 1.05 2.59 $24.39 $50,730


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 1,170 2.00 4.91 $48.80 $101,500
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 280 0.26 0.64 $43.03 $89,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,420 0.92 2.27 $42.20 $87,780
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.63 1.54 $38.83 $80,760
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 60 0.68 1.68 $38.60 $80,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.47 1.14 $38.47 $80,020
Urban Honolulu, HI 240 0.53 1.29 $38.07 $79,200
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 0.35 0.87 $35.42 $73,670
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division 70 0.28 0.70 $35.23 $73,280
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 290 0.92 2.27 $34.58 $71,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 240 1.37 3.37 $21.16 $44,010
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 150 0.76 1.86 $23.27 $48,390
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.56 1.37 $23.58 $49,040
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 110 0.33 0.80 $23.06 $47,970
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.55 1.34 $22.48 $46,750

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 90 1.39 3.42 $17.74 $36,890
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 240 1.37 3.37 $21.16 $44,010
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.14 2.79 $23.51 $48,900
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 1.06 2.60 $25.04 $52,080
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 1.04 2.56 $18.66 $38,810

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.37 $32.85 $68,320
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 0.68 $31.43 $65,370
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 1.20 $31.07 $64,620
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.56 1.37 $29.67 $61,720
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 0.98 $29.49 $61,340


About May 2017 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018