Community Health Advocate Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Community Health Advocates in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $37K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $23K to $51K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Community Health Advocates who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$28,043 - $52,473

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$10.58 - $20.03

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,043 - $52,473  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,551  
Total Pay (?
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$23,331 - $50,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Hourly Rate
$10.58 - $20.03  
   
Overtime
$6.59 - $27.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,551  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,331 - $50,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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.


Community Health Advocates with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $33K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $37K. Community Health Advocates claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $37K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $38K.

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Experience Affects Community Health Advocate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 15%
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