Community Health Worker Salary

Pay for Community Health Workers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.90 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.73 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $19.59. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Community Health Workers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,255 - $48,444
(Median)
$26K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $34,638
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$10.73 - $19.59
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,255 - $48,444  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,813  
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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$24,251 - $45,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.73 - $19.59  
   
Overtime
$14.37 - $26.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,813  
   
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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$24,251 - $45,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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Job Description for Community Health Worker

  • 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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Typical Community Health Workers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Community Health, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Case Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Community Health Worker

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


For Community Health Workers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $31K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $34K. Community Health Workers bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. Community Health Workers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $38K on average.

Community Health Worker Reviews

What is it like working as a Community Health Worker?

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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Experience Affects Community Health Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Community Health Worker Salaries

Community Health
up arrow 4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000

Case Management
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%
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