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Health Educators Pay Salary

The median annual wage of health educators was $45,830 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,730, and the top 10 percent earned more than $81,430.

In 2010, the wages of the industries employing the most health educators were as follows:

Hospitals; state, local, and private      $58,440
Ambulatory health care services41,210
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional,
and similar organizations
Social assistance34,850

Most health educators work full time. They may need to work nights and weekends to attend programs or meetings.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition