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Public health nurse salary in United States

How much does a Public Health Nurse make in the United States?

Average base salary

Estimated take-home pay: $60,419 
Average $68,357
Low $41,132
High $113,603
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a public health nurse is $68,357 per year in the United States. 1.9k salaries reported, updated at September 19, 2023

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Top companies for Public Health Nurses in United States

  1. Arlington County
    228 reviews7 salaries reported
    $106,138per year
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Highest paying cities for Public Health Nurses near United States

  1. Bronx, NY
    $97,436 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Albany, NY
    $86,511 per year
    31 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $82,447 per year
    55 salaries reported
  1. Washington, DC
    $76,289 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $75,175 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Elmira, NY
    $68,803 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. Detroit, MI
    $65,355 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $61,418 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Minneapolis, MN
    $57,240 per year
    14 salaries reported
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Where can a Public Health Nurse earn more?

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Most common benefits for Public Health Nurses

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 83 ratings

61% of Public Health Nurses in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

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Common questions about salaries for a Public Health Nurse

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