Community Health Worker Salary

Most Community Health Workers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $15.51 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of Community Health Workers claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$27,130 - $48,361
$27K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,239
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50%
90%

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$12.28 - $20.59
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$0$48K
Salary $27,130 - $48,361
Bonus $204.02 - $13,574
Total Pay (?
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$26,222 - $44,733
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 140
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $12.28 - $20.59
Overtime $7.29 - $40.85
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $204.02 - $13,574
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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$26,222 - $44,733
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 292

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Job Description for Community Health Worker

Community health workers are responsible for educating community members on a variety of health issues and available community programs. They work as a liaison between health organizations and the general public to provide relevant information and guide individuals towards a better understanding of health issues. These professionals respond to their clients' specific needs and questions, presenting materials and health concepts in a way that community members can easily understand. Community health workers keep accurate records of client interactions, as well as actively participate in health training sessions and coordinate with care teams to provide appropriate health resources. These professionals also develop strong relationships with social workers to refer individuals, community leaders and other health professionals as needed.

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Community Health Worker Tasks

  • 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.
  • Provide psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses.
  • Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.

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Popular Skills for Community Health Worker


Community Health Workers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Home Health/Home Care, Community Outreach / Activism, Health Education, and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 12 percent. Oral / Verbal Communication and Public Health Education, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people familiar with Case Management also know Community Outreach / Activism.

Pay by Experience Level for Community Health Worker

Pay by Experience for a Community Health Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Community Health Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 300 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Community Health Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Community Health Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 59 salaries. A Community Health Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 11 salaries.

Community Health Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Community Health Worker?

Community Health Worker in Los Angeles:
"Work felexibility."
Pros: Closer to home. Can make a difference for patients life, mostly pregnant patients.
Cons: Salary.

Community Health Worker in Wayne:
"Community Health Worker."
Pros: I get to help vulnerable populations. Advocate and empower them.
Cons: We run on grants, so not stable.

Community Health Worker in St. Paul:
"Community Health Worker."
Pros: I enjoy helping people get through the Minnesota Healthcare System. I feel good when they receive healthcare coverage and can finally go to the doctor.
Cons: Working at a non-profit can be challenging in the pay area. You are funded by outside sources and government politics can effect your pay and workload.

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Key Stats for Community Health Worker

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Community Health Worker Salaries

▲20%

Late-Career
▲16%

▲10%

National Average
$33,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Community Health Worker Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲12%


Health Education
▲9%


Bilingual
▲3%


National Average
$33,000

Public Health Education
▼13%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 17%
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