Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
49,300 1.8 % $20.74 $43,150 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.41 $14.48 $19.07 $25.72 $33.09
Annual Wage (2) $23,740 $30,130 $39,670 $53,490 $68,830

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General medical and surgical hospitals 9,360 $23.32 $48,500
Local government (OES designation) 6,790 $19.94 $41,480
Individual and family services 5,650 $15.34 $31,910
State government (OES designation) 4,730 $20.31 $42,250
Outpatient care centers 2,500 $17.33 $36,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal government (OES designation) 2,110 $38.07 $79,180
Educational support services (7) $27.67 $57,550
Professional and similar organizations 470 $25.29 $52,600
Scientific research and development services 810 $25.17 $52,350
Medical and diagnostic laboratories 50 $25.11 $52,240

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
District of Columbia 640 $29.63 $61,620 0.105%
Alaska 270 $18.20 $37,860 0.091%
Wyoming 210 $18.42 $38,320 0.085%
Vermont 230 $20.25 $42,120 0.078%
Georgia 3,010 $24.26 $50,460 0.078%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Maryland 1,480 $31.98 $66,520 0.060%
District of Columbia 640 $29.63 $61,620 0.105%
Tennessee 1,010 $25.53 $53,100 0.038%
Georgia 3,010 $24.26 $50,460 0.078%
Connecticut 450 $23.65 $49,190 0.027%

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
Cheyenne, WY MSA 130 $19.55 $40,660 0.331%
Pittsfield, MA MSA 70 $20.87 $43,410 0.169%
Lincoln, NE MSA 220 $17.53 $36,460 0.144%
Santa Fe, NM MSA 110 $20.74 $43,130 0.141%
Charleston, WV MSA 170 $10.01 $20,810 0.134%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 1,940 $32.20 $66,980 0.069%
Orange County, CA PMSA 380 $28.03 $58,310 0.026%
Trenton, NJ PMSA 120 $26.65 $55,440 0.054%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 790 $26.64 $55,400 0.083%
Atlanta, GA MSA 2,090 $26.58 $55,280 0.096%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimate not released.

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November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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