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Public Health Salaries in Arizona

Public health officials in Arizona have brought about substantial improvements in the health of the state’s residents, although challenges remain. Professionals in the public arena who have a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree are much more likely to end up in higher paying positions such as public administration where they will be in a position to effect change.

Some of Arizona’s strengths in the area of public health include having low rates of occupational fatalities and preventable hospitalizations. The state also had the fifth lowest cancer rate in the country as of 2014. In addition, its teen pregnancy prevention efforts have helped the rate of teen pregnancy drop 38% between 2007 and 2012.The state has made some great strides with innovate approaches to ensuring public health and safety. One such example can be seen in a program in which healthcare workers that visit the homes of new parents screen for lead paint dangers.

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The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) employs many of the state’s public health officials ranging from environmental health specialists to biostatisticians. Recently, the ADHS made major improvements to the state’s medical Electronic Disease Surveillance Intelligence System and implemented a Spanish version to be able to share bi-national infection cases with Mexico. In addition to monitoring such national threats as measles, it also tracks diseases such as valley fever that are endemic to Arizona.

Academic researchers in Arizona are also making highly significant contributions to improving public health in the state. For instance, Tucson is the site of cutting-edge biomedical research that has resulted in a promising new vaccine for valley fever. Biologists with expertise in many disciplines made this research possible.

Comparing Public Health Professional Salaries in Arizona’s Major Cities

The Arizona Office of Employment and Population Statistics provides the salaries of many types of public health professionals from 2013. Such professionals with a Master’s in Public Health are much more likely to have salaries in the 90th percentile:

Public Health Career,Phoenix-90th Percentile,Phoenix-50th Percentile,Tucson-90th Percentile,Tucson-50th Percentile

Community and Social Services-Community Health Workers
$61651
$46717
Community and Social Services-Health Educators
$90563
$83262
Community and Social Services-Healthcare Social Workers
$77501
$71157
Community and Social Services-Rehabilitation Counselors
$43451
$55058
Community and Social Services-Substance Abuse & Behavioral Counselors
$58760
$53082
Computers and Mathematics-Statisticians
$109907
$103397
Engineering-Mining and Geological Engineers
$133557
$105706
Healthcare Practitioners-Occupational Health & Safety Specialists
$94120
$92394
Life and Social Sciences-Biological Scientists
$84448
unavailable
Life and Social Sciences-Environmental Scientists & Specialists
$104416
$92123
Life and Social Sciences-Epidemiologists
$69326
$69347
Life and Social Sciences-Microbiologists
$82534
$106933
Life and Social Sciences-Social Science Research Assistants
$70616
$38792
Life and Social Sciences-Social Scientists
$112445
$92747
Public Administration-Social & Community Service Managers
$100443
$96741

An Analysis of Public Health Professional Salaries in Arizona

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics analyzes the hourly wages and annual salaries of a broad array of public health positions in Arizona as of 2014. These findings are shown here for comparative purposes:

Occupation
Employment
Annual mean wage
Social and Community Service Managers
1540
68830
Statisticians
510
78560
Mining and Geological Engineers Including Mining Safety Engineers
560
82290
Biochemists and Biophysicists
110
59350
Microbiologists
150
62740
Biological Scientists All Other
590
61420
Epidemiologists
Estimate not released
54000
Environmental Scientists and Specialists Including Health
1480
63620
Sociologists
40
60470
Social Scientists and Related Workers All Other
560
78000
Social Science Research Assistants
250
38280
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
2340
41940
Rehabilitation Counselors
800
32320
Healthcare Social Workers
2950
50240
Health Educators
1290
48620
Community Health Workers
860
40960
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
1300
64420

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