Community Health Advocate Salary

Those pursuing careers as Community Health Advocates in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $37K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $23K, and the top verges on $50K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The vast majority of Community Health Advocates (81 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Community Health Advocates, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,451 - $51,657
(Median)
$26K
$37K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,890
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$10.45 - $22.93
(Median)
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$15
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,451 - $51,657  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,649  
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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$23,240 - $50,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.45 - $22.93  
   
Overtime
$6.54 - $27.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,649  
   
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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$23,240 - $50,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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.


For many Community Health Advocates, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $36K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Community Health Advocates with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Community Health Advocate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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