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North Carolina Public Health Salary – NC

Salaries for Public Health Professionals in North Carolina

North Carolina public health workers’ salaries vary with the different professionals.  The following list represents the North Carolina public health salary by common profession:

  • Epidemiologist- $75,000
  • Public Health Administrator- $69,000
  • Nurse- $64,000
  • Environmental health specialists- $33,000
  • Physician- $92,000
  • Dentists- $44,000
  • Social Workers- $56,000

Major Public Health Employers in North Carolina

In North Carolina, public health workers may work in a variety of places including the Department of Health and Human Services, the North Carolina Public Health or other for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Public health workers may work toward drugs, alcohol and tobacco prevention and control or communicable disease prevention, testing and treatment. Other areas concerned with public health include sanitation, clean water and invasive species control.  Public health workers also plan and prepare the community for potential natural and manmade disasters.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has about 20 divisions that serve the public health. Check out the NCDHHS human resources website at http://www.ncdhhs.gov/humanresources/applying.htm for job listings and application information.

The North Carolina Division of Public Health works with the Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies to provide programs and services at the state and local level to impact the public health.  Their contact information is:

Division of Public Health
1931 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 26799
Phone: 919-707-5000



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