Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

21-1091 Health Educators

Promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. 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 also serve as a resource to assist individuals, other professionals, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

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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)
42,780 2.0 % $19.47 $40,490 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.93 $13.80 $18.00 $24.09 $31.01
Annual Wage (2) $22,740 $28,690 $37,440 $50,110 $64,490

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
General medical and surgical hospitals 8,510 $21.65 $45,020 1 8
Local government (OES designation) 6,910 $18.54 $38,560 2 22
State government (OES designation) 5,330 $19.88 $41,340 3 16
Individual and family services 5,270 $14.83 $30,850 4 32
Outpatient care centers 2,040 $15.81 $32,880 5 30

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Federal government (OES designation) 1,710 $36.00 $74,870 6 1
Elementary and secondary schools 230 $25.87 $53,810 23 2
Scientific research and development services 1,160 $25.10 $52,200 9 3
Offices of dentists (6) $23.78 $49,460 (6) 4
Offices of other health practitioners 220 $22.90 $47,630 24 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Vermont 280 $18.82 $39,150 0.096% 189
Washington 1,930 $21.11 $43,910 0.075% 298
Georgia 2,570 $22.95 $47,740 0.068% 177
Alaska 190 $17.71 $36,840 0.065% 285
Maine 340 $22.08 $45,930 0.058% 142

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Maryland 1,100 $29.74 $61,850 0.045% 107
District of Columbia 220 $27.66 $57,540 0.037% 137
Rhode Island 220 $26.28 $54,650 0.046% 125
Georgia 2,570 $22.95 $47,740 0.068% 177
Connecticut 370 $22.42 $46,640 0.023% 229

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Olympia, WA PMSA 350 $22.44 $46,670 0.413%
Santa Fe, NM MSA 120 $14.42 $30,000 0.163%
Tyler, TX MSA 110 $15.00 $31,190 0.131%
Tallahassee, FL MSA 150 $16.88 $35,120 0.096%
Corpus Christi, TX MSA 150 $16.44 $34,200 0.096%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Portland, ME MSA (6) $32.71 $68,040 (6)
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 1,150 $31.58 $65,700 0.043%
Orange County, CA PMSA 340 $26.76 $55,660 0.024%
Sacramento, CA PMSA 560 $26.65 $55,430 0.075%
New London-Norwich, CT-RI MSA 40 $26.14 $54,370 0.028%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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