Community Health Worker Salary

The average Community Health Worker in the United States earns approximately $14.90 per hour. Earnings sit near $10.53 per hour on the lower side but can approach $19.59 on the higher side. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Women account for the majority of Community Health Workers who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. For the most part, Community Health Workers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$26,188 - $48,545
(Median)
$26K
$34K
$49K
MEDIAN: $34,437
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$10.53 - $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
$26,188 - $48,545  
   
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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$24,098 - $45,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.53 - $19.59  
   
Overtime
$13.00 - $26.28  
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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$24,098 - $45,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Community Health Workers note just a narrow range 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Community Health Worker

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $31K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $34K. On average, Community Health Workers make $38K following one to two decades on the job. Community Health Workers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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
up arrow 7%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Community Health Worker Salaries

Community Health
up arrow 4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%
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