Public Health Program Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Public Health Program Specialist"How much does a Public Health Program Specialist in the federal government get paid? $110,307.77* *Based on the 2020 average.
Public Health Program Specialist was the 73rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 3,705 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hired the most employees titled Public Health Program Specialist, with an average salary of $98,215.
Government Public Health Program Specialist jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Public Health Program Specialist job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes positions that direct, supervise, or perform work which involves providing advice and assistance to State and local governments and to various public, nonprofit, and private entities on program and administrative matters relating to the development, implementation, operation, administration, evaluation, and funding of public health activities which may be financed in whole or in part by Federal funds; or, conducting studies and performing other analytical work related to the planning, development, organization, administration, evaluation, and delivery of public health programs; or, other similar public health program work. Positions in this occupation require specialized knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques of administering public health programs, but do not require full professional education and training in medical, social, or other disciplines. This classification standard has been developed for positions in the Department of Health and Human Services. Positions in other agencies may riot be placed in this occupation without the approval of the Office of Personnel Management. The standard may be used, however, for making cross-occupation comparisons guided by sound position-classification judgment.
Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.
Agencies that have hired a Public Health Program Specialist
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||1,946||$98,214.73|
|Health Resources and Services Administration||897||$122,101.72|
|U.S. Agency for International Development||237||$130,776.65|
|Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration||196||$127,306.64|
|Office Secretary Health and Human Services||178||$117,884.25|
|National Institutes of Health||110||$127,815.86|
|Food and Drug Administration||67||$133,732.87|
|Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services||28||$102,182.89|
|Indian Health Service||24||$111,429.00|
|Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation||9||$121,257.44|
|Program Support Center||5||$94,224.00|
|Department of State||3||$140,086.67|
|Administration for Children and Families||3||$107,433.67|
|Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality||2||$160,210.50|
Public Health Program Specialist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Public Health Program Specialist is $110,307.77. The highest paid Public Health Program Specialist made $217,830 in 2020.
Common Public Health Program Specialist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Public Health Program Specialist Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||3,385|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||114|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||100|
|FO - Foreign Service Officers||91|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||4|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||3|
|RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose||3|
|FE - Senior Foreign Service||2|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||2|
|RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Administrative and Management|
|Occupation Family:||0600 MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade
GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Public Health Program Specialist jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Industrial Specialist||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Legal Instruments Examining||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Agricultural Marketing||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Laundry Operations Services||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Public Health Program Specialist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Public Health Program Specialist was $83,138. Since then, the average pay has increased to $110,308 in 2020.
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