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Public Health Program Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Public Health Program Specialist"

How much does a Public Health Program Specialist in the federal government get paid? $115,172.58* *Based on the 2022 average.

Public Health Program Specialist was the 65th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 4,615 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hired the most employees titled Public Health Program Specialist, with an average salary of $106,208.

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.

Job Description

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.

Agencies that have hired a Public Health Program Specialist

Public Health Program Specialist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Public Health Program Specialist is $115,172.58. The highest paid Public Health Program Specialist made $224,365 in 2022.

Common Public Health Program Specialist Payscales

Payscale Number of Public Health Program Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,195
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 155
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 129
FO - Foreign Service Officers 101
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 24
ES - Senior Executive Service 4
RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 1

Starting Paygrade: $28,921.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management

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 SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Legal Instruments ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Miscellaneous Clerk and AssistantClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Agricultural MarketingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Laundry Operations ServicesAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Public Health Program Specialist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for a Public Health Program Specialist was $83,138. Since then, the average pay has increased to $115,173 in 2022.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0685.

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