Information About Health Educators

Training Requirements for Health Educators

Health educators need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Health educators
Training for Health Educators
Percent
Less than High School 2.0
High School 12.8
Some College 19.4
Associates Degree 9.5
Bachelors Degree 32.9
Masters Degree 19.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.5

Employment outlook for Health Educators

Represents about 61,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 7,000 more health educators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 19,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, health educators make $27.84 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Health educators $14.62 $18.58 $25.51 $35.12 $46.02
Community and social service occupations $12.10 $15.59 $20.67 $28.02 $36.65
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists $12.18 $15.63 $20.68 $28.02 $36.61
Miscellaneous community and social service specialists $10.65 $13.56 $17.77 $23.83 $32.02
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, health educators make $57,900 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Health educators $30,400 $38,640 $53,070 $73,040 $95,730
Community and social service occupations $25,170 $32,420 $42,990 $58,280 $76,220
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists $25,340 $32,520 $43,020 $58,290 $76,150
Miscellaneous community and social service specialists $22,150 $28,210 $36,970 $49,570 $66,610
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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