Community Health Worker Salary
Average Community Health Workers in the United States make around $15.65 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Community Health Workers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (89 percent) of Community Health Workers who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.
|Salary||$26,376 - $48,286|
|Bonus||$102.13 - $13,702|
|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).)
|$25,673 - $44,962|
|Hourly Rate||$12.08 - $20.42|
|Overtime||$7.86 - $40.55|
|Bonus||$102.13 - $13,702|
|Total Pay (||$25,673 - $44,962|
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.Read More...
Educational and experience requirements vary for community health worker positions. A high school diploma or equivalent is generally the minimum educational requirement for this position. Depending on the position, a bachelor's degree in social work or another related field may be required or preferred; additional health credentials such as status as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or certified nursing assistant (CNA) may be required or preferred as well. Previous relevant experience is generally needed for community health worker positions. Community health workers must have strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with members of the public and coworkers, and they must be able to use a personal computer for tasks such as responding to email inquiries, generating reports and filling out forms.
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 report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Home Health/Home Care, Community Outreach / Activism, Health Education, and Bilingual 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. The majority of those who know Case Management also know Community Outreach / Activism.
Pay by Experience Level for Community Health Worker
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $32K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $39K.
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