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Community Health Advocate Salary

Community Health Advocates aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $36K annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $23K to $51K per year. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Community Health Advocates are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Community Health Advocates enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$25,490 - $52,078
(Median)
$25K
$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $35,547
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50%
90%

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$10.66 - $20.48
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,490 - $52,078  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
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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$23,294 - $50,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.66 - $20.48  
   
Overtime
$6.70 - $35.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
   
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).
)
$23,294 - $50,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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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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Experience Affects Community Health Advocate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 14%