An average Community Health Advocate in the United States can expect to take home roughly $15.44 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Community Health Advocates make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,576 - $53,351
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MEDIAN: $37,280
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$10.25 - $22.65
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,576 - $53,351  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,835 - $49,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $22.65  
   
Overtime
$15.49  
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$22,835 - $49,402  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Job Description for Community Health Advocate

A community health advocate is a person who essentially acts as a patient consultant during the healthcare process. This involves assisting with insurance and treatment plans and working with hospital personnel and care providers. This is a position that can be staffed by a government agency, or the community health advocate can work for a non-profit organization.

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Community Health Advocate Tasks

  • Provide psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses.
  • Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients' medical or physical condition and to assess client needs.
  • Refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education.

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Pay by Experience Level for Community Health Advocate

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $35K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $39K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $39K. Community Health Advocates who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $38K.

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Experience Affects Community Health Advocate Salaries

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National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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