Community Health Worker Salary

Pay for Community Health Workers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $15.73 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Community Health Workers who took the survey — 90 percent to be exact. Most Community Health Workers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance.

$26,549 - $46,517
$27K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $35,025
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$12.41 - $20.62
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MEDIAN: $15.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,549 - $46,517  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $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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$26,191 - $44,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $20.62  
   
Overtime
$7.86 - $40.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$103.04 - $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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$26,191 - $44,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 276
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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


Survey results suggest that Community Health Workers put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. For most people, competency in Case Management indicates knowledge of Community Outreach / Activism.

Pay by Experience Level for Community Health Worker

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Community Health Workers make a median salary of $40K. Community Health Workers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $39K.

Community Health Worker Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Community Health Worker

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Community Health Worker Salaries

▲19%

Late-Career
▲16%

▲10%

National Average
$34,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Community Health Worker Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲12%


Health Education
▲9%


Bilingual
▲2%


National Average
$34,000

Public Health Education
▼13%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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