Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
56,610 1.6 % $25.07 $52,150 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.92 $16.81 $23.05 $31.50 $41.10
Annual Wage (2) $26,860 $34,970 $47,940 $65,520 $85,490


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 11,050 0.21 $28.67 $59,640
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,420 0.12 $22.98 $47,790
Individual and Family Services 5,290 0.42 $18.39 $38,260
Outpatient Care Centers 3,770 0.62 $20.99 $43,660
State Government (OES Designation) 3,420 0.15 $24.34 $50,640

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 3,270 2.57 $24.58 $51,120
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,280 0.66 $21.12 $43,920
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 940 0.65 $18.89 $39,290
Outpatient Care Centers 3,770 0.62 $20.99 $43,660
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 1,420 0.55 $23.52 $48,930

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) 3,050 0.15 $46.06 $95,800
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 100 0.05 $35.36 $73,560
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 340 0.08 $29.83 $62,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,050 0.21 $28.67 $59,640
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 580 0.26 $28.65 $59,590


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 7,600 0.54 1.23 $25.70 $53,450
New York 5,410 0.64 1.45 $22.76 $47,350
Texas 3,510 0.34 0.77 $24.38 $50,720
Georgia 2,920 0.77 1.75 $33.33 $69,320
Pennsylvania 2,730 0.49 1.11 $24.20 $50,330




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 330 1.05 2.37 $26.94 $56,030
District of Columbia 670 1.04 2.36 $36.80 $76,550
Vermont 290 0.98 2.22 $23.93 $49,780
Nebraska 760 0.84 1.91 $20.30 $42,230
Maine 480 0.84 1.90 $21.38 $44,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,970 0.79 1.80 $38.88 $80,870
District of Columbia 670 1.04 2.36 $36.80 $76,550
Georgia 2,920 0.77 1.75 $33.33 $69,320
Nevada 260 0.24 0.53 $31.83 $66,200
Rhode Island 290 0.64 1.46 $30.95 $64,390





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,480 0.69 1.56 $23.18 $48,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,400 1.08 2.44 $35.53 $73,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,010 0.53 1.19 $23.18 $48,210
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.37 0.83 $27.20 $56,570
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.71 1.62 $26.79 $55,730
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,250 2.25 5.09 $46.59 $96,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.51 1.16 $34.24 $71,210
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,070 0.42 0.95 $27.62 $57,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 830 0.49 1.11 $25.07 $52,140
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 740 0.77 1.74 $32.63 $67,860




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)
Terre Haute, IN 220 3.24 7.33 $13.54 $28,160
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 80 2.27 5.15 $27.93 $58,100
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,250 2.25 5.09 $46.59 $96,900
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 80 2.09 4.73 $24.56 $51,090
Jefferson City, MO 150 2.09 4.73 $18.90 $39,310
Sheboygan, WI 90 1.65 3.73 $24.40 $50,750
Lincoln, NE 240 1.49 3.38 $21.94 $45,630
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 120 1.31 2.97 $13.64 $28,380
Santa Fe, NM 80 1.30 2.94 $23.40 $48,660
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 180 1.19 2.70 $18.73 $38,960