Kentucky Public Health Salary Outlook

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This page provides you with a complete overview of the Public Health field in the state of Kentucky. Here you will find statistics on salaries, careers, jobs and best cities hiring Public Health workers and more.

Average Salary of a Kentucky Public Health Worker

According to Indeed.com, the average salary of a Public Health worker was $52,000 vs the national salary of $59,000. A Public Health worker in Kentucky saw a solid number of companies featuring over 1,073 jobs. The types of jobs posted ranged from Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Commission, Temporary, and Internship while the most common level of experience required for these jobs was Entry Level.

Kentucky Public Health

In USD as of January 18, 2017 55k 110k 165k
Public Health $52,000 Bar high
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Average Public Health salaries for job postings in Kentucky are 14% lower than average Public Health salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were Manna Inc, Cracker Barrel, Seven Counties Services, University of Kentucky, and Air Evac Lifeteam offering Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Commission, Temporary, and Internship with Entry Level, Mid Level, and Senior Level required.

Additional Salaries by Area

In this section explore additional details on the following areas within Public Health:

  1. Biostatistician
  2. Clinical Social Worker
  3. Environmental Scientist
  4. Epidemiologist
  5. Food Inspector
  6. Health Technician
  7. Infection Control Manager
  8. Medical Officer
  9. Public Health Nurse
  10. Water Treatment Specialist

Biostatistician
In USD as of January 18, 2017 55k 110k 165k
Biostatistician $80,000 Bar high
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Average Biostatistician salaries for job postings in Kentucky are 14% lower than average Biostatistician salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were offering with required.

Clinical Social Worker
In USD as of January 18, 2017 55k 110k 165k
Clinical Social Worker $52,000 Bar high
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Average Clinical Social Worker salaries for job postings in Kentucky are 14% lower than average Clinical Social Worker salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were KentuckyOne Health, Healing Hearts Home Care, Caretenders Home Health, Hosparus, and Amedisys, Inc. offering Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, and Contract with Mid Level, Senior Level, and Entry Level required.

Environmental Scientist
In USD as of January 18, 2017 55k 110k 165k
Environmental Scientist $54,000 Bar high
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Average Environmental Scientist salaries for job postings in Kentucky are 14% lower than average Environmental Scientist salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were HDR, Beckman Coulter, Beckman Coulter, Inc., LG&E and KU Energy, and Terracon offering Full-time, Part-time, and Internship with Senior Level, Entry Level, and Mid Level required.

Epidemiologist
In USD as of January 18, 2017 55k 110k 165k
Epidemiologist $55,000 Bar high
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Average Epidemiologist salaries for job postings in Kentucky are 14% lower than average Epidemiologist salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were Northern Kentucky Health Department and KentuckyOne Health offering Full-time with Entry Level and Mid Level required.

Food Inspector
In USD as of January 18, 2017 55k 110k 165k
Food Inspector $36,000 Bar high
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Average Food Inspector salaries for job postings in Kentucky are 14% lower than average Food Inspector salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were Thorntons, National Guard, Wendy's, Graham Packaging, and Diageo offering Full-time and Part-time with Entry Level and Mid Level required.

Health Technician
In USD as of January 18, 2017 55k 110k 165k
Health Technician $32,000 Bar high
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Average Health Technician salaries for job postings in Kentucky are 14% lower than average Health Technician salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were Clark Regional Medical Center, University of Kentucky, Fresenius Medical Care, Norton Healthcare, and CSL Plasma offering Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Temporary, and Commission with Entry Level, Senior Level, and Mid Level required.

Infection Control Manager
In USD as of January 18, 2017 55k 110k 165k
Infection Control Manager $46,000 Bar high
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Average Infection Control Manager salaries for job postings in Kentucky are 14% lower than average Infection Control Manager salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were Reliant Rehab, KentuckyOne Health, Genesis Healthcare, King's Daughters Medical Center, and Dialysis Clinic, Inc offering Full-time, Part-time, and Contract with Entry Level and Mid Level required.

Medical Officer
In USD as of January 18, 2017 55k 110k 165k
Medical Officer $31,000 Bar high
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Average Medical Officer salaries for job postings in Kentucky are 14% lower than average Medical Officer salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were DSI Security Services, United American Security (UAS), University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union, Georgetown Community Hospital, and Allied Universal offering Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Contract, and Commission with Mid Level, Senior Level, and Entry Level required.

Public Health LPN Nurse
In USD as of January 18, 2017 55k 110k 165k
Public Health Nurse $54,000 Bar high
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Average Public Health Nurse salaries for job postings in Kentucky are 14% lower than average Public Health Nurse salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were KentuckyOne Health, Air Evac Lifeteam, ReadyNurse, Lexington-Fayette County Health Dept., and University of Kentucky offering Full-time, Part-time, Contract, and Temporary with Mid Level and Entry Level required.

Water Treatment Specialist
In USD as of January 18, 2017 55k 110k 165k
Water Treatment Specialist $38,000 Bar high
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Average Water Treatment Specialist salaries for job postings in Kentucky are 14% lower than average Water Treatment Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were National Guard, Sanitation District 1, BAE Systems, Beckman Coulter, and Beckman Coulter, Inc. offering Full-time and Part-time with Entry Level and Mid Level required.

Top Employers of Kentucky Public Health Workers

According to Indeed.com, there were approximately 1,073 jobs for various types of Kentucky Public Health workers with most employers looking for Entry Level, Mid Level, and Senior Levelcandidates.

Company # Jobs Available*
KentuckyOne Health 127 jobs
Manna Inc 56 jobs
Cracker Barrel 36 jobs
Seven Counties Services 25 jobs
University of Kentucky 24 jobs
Air Evac Lifeteam 18 jobs
Intrepid USA 18 jobs
Penn Station East Coast Subs 18 jobs
RITE AID 16 jobs
United States Postal Service 15 jobs
Rural/Metro Corporation 15 jobs
AEI – American Engineers, Inc. 13 jobs
Envision Healthcare 12 jobs
AmeriCorps 11 jobs
Shelby County Public Schools 11 jobs

Top Cities with the Most Job Openings

According to Indeed.com, there were a total of 1,073 Public health related jobs in the following cities.

City # Jobs Available*
Louisville, KY 276 jobs
Lexington, KY 107 jobs
Saint Joseph, KY 82 jobs
Owensboro, KY 29 jobs
Shelbyville, KY 22 jobs
Bowling Green, KY 20 jobs
Paducah, KY 18 jobs
Elizabethtown, KY 17 jobs
Florence, KY 15 jobs
Fort Campbell, KY 14 jobs
Frankfort, KY 12 jobs
Somerset, KY 12 jobs
Glasgow, KY 11 jobs
Erlanger, KY 11 jobs

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*Indicates number of job postings as of January, 2017.

Written by Robert Sanchez
Robert Sanchez is HealthGrad.com's Chief Editorialist. Robert Sanchez has over 10 years experience in the Healthcare field and more recently has become an avid writer advising on career and job topics in this exciting field.

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