Average Public Health Physician Salary
$169,000 yearly
$60.36 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$69,000
10 %
$169,000
Median
$412,000
90 %
Public health physicians in the United States make an average salary of $169,841 per year or $81.65 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $69,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $412,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, California, Vermont, Nevada, and Colorado provide the highest public health physician salaries.

Average Public Health Physician Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Public Health Physician average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$162,554
$162,554
$78.15
$78.15
Alaska
Alaska
$174,686
$174,686
$83.98
$83.98
Arizona
Arizona
$165,432
$165,432
$79.53
$79.53
Arkansas
Arkansas
$155,351
$155,351
$74.69
$74.69
California
California
$174,197
$174,197
$83.75
$83.75
Colorado
Colorado
$170,584
$170,584
$82.01
$82.01
Connecticut
Connecticut
$162,274
$162,274
$78.02
$78.02
Delaware
Delaware
$149,523
$149,523
$71.89
$71.89
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$143,583
$143,583
$69.03
$69.03
Florida
Florida
$159,193
$159,193
$76.54
$76.54
Georgia
Georgia
$158,108
$158,108
$76.01
$76.01
Hawaii
Hawaii
$154,333
$154,333
$74.20
$74.20
Idaho
Idaho
$156,604
$156,604
$75.29
$75.29
Illinois
Illinois
$147,316
$147,316
$70.83
$70.83
Indiana
Indiana
$151,111
$151,111
$72.65
$72.65
Iowa
Iowa
$150,589
$150,589
$72.40
$72.40
Kansas
Kansas
$154,497
$154,497
$74.28
$74.28
Kentucky
Kentucky
$162,006
$162,006
$77.89
$77.89
Louisiana
Louisiana
$167,263
$167,263
$80.41
$80.41
Maine
Maine
$142,436
$142,436
$68.48
$68.48
Maryland
Maryland
$145,616
$145,616
$70.01
$70.01
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$155,433
$155,433
$74.73
$74.73
Michigan
Michigan
$153,332
$153,332
$73.72
$73.72
Minnesota
Minnesota
$163,894
$163,894
$78.80
$78.80
Mississippi
Mississippi
$155,315
$155,315
$74.67
$74.67
Missouri
Missouri
$155,990
$155,990
$75.00
$75.00
Montana
Montana
$155,363
$155,363
$74.69
$74.69
Nebraska
Nebraska
$159,334
$159,334
$76.60
$76.60
Nevada
Nevada
$170,949
$170,949
$82.19
$82.19
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$167,580
$167,580
$80.57
$80.57
New Jersey
New Jersey
$158,904
$158,904
$76.40
$76.40
New Mexico
New Mexico
$162,566
$162,566
$78.16
$78.16
New York
New York
$146,600
$146,600
$70.48
$70.48
North Carolina
North Carolina
$151,701
$151,701
$72.93
$72.93
North Dakota
North Dakota
$156,348
$156,348
$75.17
$75.17
Ohio
Ohio
$160,815
$160,815
$77.31
$77.31
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$160,482
$160,482
$77.15
$77.15
Oregon
Oregon
$161,377
$161,377
$77.59
$77.59
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$147,288
$147,288
$70.81
$70.81
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$143,203
$143,203
$68.85
$68.85
South Carolina
South Carolina
$152,246
$152,246
$73.20
$73.20
South Dakota
South Dakota
$148,829
$148,829
$71.55
$71.55
Tennessee
Tennessee
$168,871
$168,871
$81.19
$81.19
Texas
Texas
$166,292
$166,292
$79.95
$79.95
Utah
Utah
$156,412
$156,412
$75.20
$75.20
Vermont
Vermont
$171,207
$171,207
$82.31
$82.31
Virginia
Virginia
$151,040
$151,040
$72.62
$72.62
Washington
Washington
$153,060
$153,060
$73.59
$73.59
West Virginia
West Virginia
$153,597
$153,597
$73.84
$73.84
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$160,670
$160,670
$77.25
$77.25
Wyoming
Wyoming
$162,951
$162,951
$78.34
$78.34

Highest Paying Cities For Public Health Physician

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Santa Ana, CA
Santa Ana, CA
$216,885
$216,885
$104.27
$104.27
Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids, MI
$200,196
$200,196
$96.25
$96.25
Bellingham, WA
Bellingham, WA
$197,036
$197,036
$94.73
$94.73
Lafayette, IN
Lafayette, IN
$193,241
$193,241
$92.90
$92.90
Oak Park, IL
Oak Park, IL
$185,633
$185,633
$89.25
$89.25
Albany, NY
Albany, NY
$176,306
$176,306
$84.76
$84.76

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Average Public Health Physician Salary Over Time

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Location

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Family Practice MD

    Avg. salary: $219,831

    A family practice MD is responsible for monitoring and diagnosing patients' conditions of all ages. Family practice MDs identify the patients' medical histories and administer treatment plans and medications. They also coordinate with other medical professionals for further laboratory examinations. A family practice MD must have excellent communication and extensive knowledge of the medical industry to identify the best treatment methods for the patients. Family practice MDs keep an organized record of medical charts for reference and reports.
    67,754 Family Practice MD Jobs
    Family Practice Doctor

    Avg. salary: $82,224

    Family practice doctors provide lifelong care for a patient and their family. They offer medical attention to all family members, educates patients on disease prevention, provide health maintenance, and ensure mental and emotional needs are met. They manage basic complaints, like colds or flus, and also treat chronic illnesses, like asthma, diabetes, or degenerative conditions. They provide ongoing personalized care. Doctors must be empathetic, professional, and knowledgeable.
    66,158 Family Practice Doctor Jobs
    Medical Doctor

    Avg. salary: $136,747

    A Medical Doctor, also known as a physician, is a healthcare professional who diagnoses and treats patients from injuries and illnesses. As a Medical Doctor, your day-to-day duties will typically include assessing a patient's symptoms, prescribing and administering treatment to patients, and providing follow-up medical care to patients. You will be responsible for interpreting patients' laboratory results and referring them to other providers when needed. Also, you will need to work closely with other healthcare professionals and promote health education.
    58,940 Medical Doctor Jobs
    Family Practitioner

    Avg. salary: $153,426

    Family practitioners are medical professionals who are responsible for providing care for an entire family in small and rural communities. By using their knowledge in the medical profession, these doctors are required to diagnose and treat a variety of medical issues while referring patients to an appropriate specialist if medical problems are outside their range of practice. They must participate in well-care visits with their patients to monitor the development of their health as well as perform routine tests such as cholesterol tests and blood pressure readings. Family practitioners must also help women give birth to a child.
    190,758 Family Practitioner Jobs
    Professor Of Family Medicine

    Avg. salary: $194,415

    A professor of family medicine is a medical expert who facilitates discussions and lectures for future medical practitioners. Their responsibilities revolve around developing teaching strategies, creating lesson and assessment plans, organizing activities and projects, preparing coursework, and monitoring the progress of students. They may also participate in studies, utilizing their expertise for discoveries. Furthermore, as a professor of family medicine, it is essential to lead and encourage students to reach their potentials, all while maintaining a safe and productive learning environment for everyone.
    45,316 Professor Of Family Medicine Jobs
    General Practitioner

    Avg. salary: $174,341

    A General Practitioner provides primary and continuing medical care for patients within their community. They are responsible for diagnosing patients, checking patients results, and providing treatment as required.
    46,915 General Practitioner Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Public Health Physicians The Most?

    To earn a high income as a public health physician, working for UnitedHealth Group or HealthPartners might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Vituity and Adventist Health System report highly competitive wages for public health physicians.
    Company

    Recently Added Public Health Physician Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    City of Detroit
    City of Detroit
    Public Health Project Coordinator-Physician Detailer
    Public Health Project Coordinator-Physician Detailer
    Public Health Project Coordinator-Physician Detailer
    Detroit, MI
    Detroit, MI
    06/18/2021
    06/18/2021
    $45,900
    $45,900
    06/18/2021
    Behavioral Health Physician Reviewer Per Diem-Telecommute
    Behavioral Health Physician Reviewer Per Diem-Telecommute
    Bethesda, MD
    Bethesda, MD
    05/13/2021
    05/13/2021
    $79,974
    $79,974
    05/13/2021
    Chief Physician, MD-Assistant Public Health Authority
    Chief Physician, MD-Assistant Public Health Authority
    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    03/22/2021
    03/22/2021
    $170,000
    $170,000
    03/22/2021
    New York State Civil Service
    New York State Civil Service
    Public Health Physician
    Public Health Physician
    Public Health Physician
    Albany, NY
    Albany, NY
    03/19/2021
    03/19/2021
    $140,789
    $140,789
    03/19/2021
    Public Health Physician II
    Public Health Physician II
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $145,753
    $145,753
    01/29/2021
    New York State Civil Service
    New York State Civil Service
    Public Health Physician
    Public Health Physician
    Public Health Physician
    Albany, NY
    Albany, NY
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $140,789
    $140,789
    01/29/2021
    New York State Civil Service
    New York State Civil Service
    Clinical Physician 2, Greater Binghamton Health Center, Pp21041
    Clinical Physician 2, Greater Binghamton Health Center, Pp21041
    Clinical Physician 2, Greater Binghamton Health Center, Pp21041
    Binghamton, NY
    Binghamton, NY
    01/12/2021
    01/12/2021
    $143,381
    $143,381
    01/12/2021
    Acute Health Infectious Disease Physician
    Acute Health Infectious Disease Physician
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Grand Rapids, MI
    01/05/2021
    01/05/2021
    $139,838
    $139,838
    01/05/2021
    Acute Health Infectious Disease Physician
    Acute Health Infectious Disease Physician
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Grand Rapids, MI
    01/04/2021
    01/04/2021
    $139,838
    $139,838
    01/04/2021
    Public Health Physician II/III
    Public Health Physician II/III
    Santa Ana, CA
    Santa Ana, CA
    12/08/2020
    12/08/2020
    $178,334
    $178,334
    12/08/2020

    Average Public Health Physician Salary by Demographic

    Public Health Physician Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $155,607
    female-income
    Female Income
    $133,626
    Median Public Health Physician Income by Race
    Asian public health physicians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown public health physicians have the lowest average salary at $138,619.
    $151,000
    $148,000
    $145,000
    $142,000
    $139,000
    $136,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$149,667
    Black or African American$140,748
    Asian$150,354
    Unknown$138,619
    Hispanic or Latino$143,694
    Average Public Health Physician Salary by Education Level
    $157,000
    $152,000
    $147,000
    $142,000
    $137,000
    $132,000
    $127,000
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$155,607
    Doctorate Degree$131,143