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Community Health Worker Salary

Community Health Workers in the United States pull down an average of $14.28 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $10.17 per hour to $18.19. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority of Community Health Workers (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Community Health Workers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$26,431 - $47,602
(Median)
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48K
MEDIAN: $33,488
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$10.17 - $18.19
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,431 - $47,602  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,711  
Total Pay (?
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$23,106 - $44,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $18.19  
   
Overtime
$18.07 - $24.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,711  
   
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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$23,106 - $44,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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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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Professional skills reported by Community Health Workers are few in number. Oral / Verbal Communication and Community Health are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Community Health Worker

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


Community Health Workers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $30K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $32K. Community Health Workers bring in $36K 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 22%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Community Health Worker Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 10%

Community Health
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%