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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Health Specialist Salary

$52,788 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$25.38 hourly

Entry level Salary
$34,000 yearly
$34,000
10 %
$52,788
Median
$79,000
90 %

How much does a Health Specialist make?

Health specialists make $52,788 per year on average, or $25.38 per hour, in the United States. Health specialists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $34,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $79,000.

Location impacts how much a health specialist can expect to make. Health specialists make the most in California, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Illinois.

Highest Paying States For Health Specialists

The darker areas on the map show where health specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Health Specialist average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1California$70,755$34.023,836
2Washington$60,525$29.101,195
3Michigan$55,187$26.531,449
4Idaho$54,417$26.16289
5North Carolina$54,995$26.441,655
6Nevada$57,746$27.76258
7Oregon$63,097$30.34261
8West Virginia$58,818$28.28118
9Alaska$64,932$31.2279
10District of Columbia$62,307$29.96214
11Delaware$57,718$27.75159
12North Dakota$53,456$25.70137
13Pennsylvania$57,036$27.42678
14Mississippi$51,706$24.86278
15Illinois$59,069$28.40646
16Maryland$55,798$26.83961
17Louisiana$50,287$24.18506
18Wyoming$48,552$23.34104
19Wisconsin$49,546$23.82821
20Rhode Island$53,797$25.86129
21Ohio$48,978$23.551,581
22New Jersey$58,640$28.19361
23New Hampshire$53,721$25.83179
24Minnesota$49,604$23.851,126
25South Dakota$50,045$24.06120
26Hawaii$53,730$25.83168
27Arizona$48,674$23.40947
28Connecticut$53,539$25.74175
29Iowa$45,518$21.88601
30Utah$48,232$23.19333
31Montana$48,933$23.5382
32Oklahoma$45,475$21.86448
33Nebraska$45,808$22.02297
34Maine$48,192$23.1775
35Texas$46,761$22.482,316
36Indiana$43,189$20.761,249
37Arkansas$43,454$20.89473
38Vermont$48,154$23.1558
39Kentucky$44,061$21.18562
40Massachusetts$49,120$23.62617
41Georgia$47,388$22.78647
42Kansas$43,213$20.78430
43Virginia$46,798$22.501,154
44Alabama$41,971$20.18688
45New Mexico$46,033$22.13111
46Colorado$43,839$21.08659
47New York$45,430$21.84716
48South Carolina$43,047$20.70218
49Tennessee$40,988$19.71336
50Missouri$43,056$20.70317
51Florida$40,318$19.381,086

Highest Paying Cities For Health Specialists

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Santa Rosa, CA$73,933$35.54
2Medford, OR$64,746$31.13
3Washington, DC$62,309$29.96
4Olympia, WA$61,763$29.69
5Chicago, IL$59,585$28.65
6Charleston, WV$57,544$27.67
7Providence, RI$53,637$25.79
8White Bear Lake, MN$49,781$23.93
9Boston, MA$49,016$23.57
10Phoenix, AZ$48,678$23.40
11Portland, ME$48,646$23.39
12Winchester, VA$48,581$23.36
13Salt Lake City, UT$47,967$23.06
14Austin, TX$47,573$22.87
15Cincinnati, OH$46,323$22.27

Health Specialist Salary Details

Health Specialist Salary

What is a Health Specialist's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$79,000$6,583$38
75th Percentile$65,000$5,417$31
Average$52,788$4,399$25
25th Percentile$42,000$3,500$20
10th Percentile$34,000$2,833$16

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Safety Representative$56,786$4,732$27.3015,531
Safety Officer$53,093$4,424$25.5368,487
Safety Instructor$27,851$2,321$13.3938,602
Community Health Internship$41,517$3,460$19.96113,667
Public Health Internship$33,707$2,809$16.21102,178
Registered Health Nurse$73,566$6,130$35.37538,508

Which Companies Pay Health Specialists The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Deloitte and Google are the highest paying companies for health specialists.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Deloitte$106,275$51.09475
2Google$99,978$48.0712
3Boulder County$66,075$31.772
4University of Michigan$63,518$30.547
5Scott County, Iowa$61,933$29.78
6Lake County$61,756$29.695
7Deschutes County$60,204$28.949
8Square$58,364$28.06
9The Williams Companies$57,777$27.7814
10Multnomah County$56,822$27.32
11Dartmouth$56,013$26.932
12Adams County Government Center$55,485$26.681
13Chicago Public Schools$54,403$26.1612
14Logistics Management Institute$53,692$25.814
15Washington State University$53,102$25.531
16Greater Bergen Community Action$52,788$25.38
17Cardinal McCloskey Community Services$52,788$25.38
18American Academy Of Physician Assistants$52,788$25.38
19Trillium Health Resources$52,788$25.38
20Blue Cross & Blue Shield$52,788$25.38

How Much Do Health Specialists Make In Different Industries?

Health specialist salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the government, manufacturing, and energy industries tend to offer much higher salaries for health specialists. For example, health specialists make a whopping average salary of $49,191 while working in the government industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $44,967 in the manufacturing industry and $44,860 in the energy industry.

Health specialists may want to avoid working in the health care industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $43,200.

Highest Paying Industries For Health Specialists

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Government$49,191$23.65
2Manufacturing$44,967$21.62
3Energy$44,860$21.57
4Media$44,109$21.21
5Health Care$43,200$20.77

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Health Specialist Salary Trends

Average Health Specialist Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Health Specialist Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$52,800$25.38+3.5%
    2021$51,000$24.50-25.4%
    2020$63,900$30.72+1.7%
    2019$62,800$30.20+1.2%
    2018$62,100$29.84+1.0%

    Recently Added Health Specialist Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Compass Health NetworkIntegrated Health Specialist-YouthSaint Peters, MO06/01/2022$35,479
    Fort Bend CountyCommunity Health Education Specialist-Grant Funded-Health & Human ServicesRosenberg, TX05/31/2022$54,220
    Damar ServicesHealth SpecialistIndianapolis, IN05/31/2022$34,436
    Peraton CorporationOccupational Health SpecialistFort Irwin, CA05/31/2022$49,000
    Lifelong Medical CarePopulation Health SpecialistOakland, CA05/31/2022$41,740
    Fort Bend County Road & BridgeCommunity Health Education Specialist-Grant Funded-Health & Human ServicesRosenberg, TX05/31/2022$54,220
    PerspectaOccupational Health SpecialistFort Irwin, CA05/31/2022$49,000
    Texas Department of Criminal JusticeHealth Specialist II-Sex Offender Risk AssessmentGatesville, TX05/28/2022$41,702
    Ramsey CountyPlanning Specialist 1 or 2-Racial and Health Equity SpecialistSaint Paul, MN05/27/2022$63,507
    Alliance for Positive HealthCommunity Health SpecialistAlbany, NY05/26/2022$38,192

    Health Specialist Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Health Specialists the most?

    California pays Health Specialists the most in the United States, with an average salary of $70,755 per year, or $34.02 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Health Specialist?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Health Specialist if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Alaska you should be paid close to $64,932 per year.

    What type of Health Specialist gets paid the most?

    Health Advisor gets paid the most. Health Advisor made a median salary of $78,719. The best-paid 10 percent make $94,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $65,000.

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