Community Health Worker Salary

Community Health Workers in the United States take home approximately $14.98 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $10.78 per hour and $19.69. Career duration 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. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,222 - $48,446

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$10.78 - $19.69

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,222 - $48,446  
   
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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$24,274 - $45,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.78 - $19.69  
   
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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$24,274 - $45,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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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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Community Health Workers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Community Health, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Case Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $31K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $34K. Community Health Workers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $38K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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 17%

Mid-Career
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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 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
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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