The salary statistics of community health workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of community health workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The community health workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$25,150|
|25th Percentile Wage||$30,900|
|50th Percentile Wage||$38,370|
|75th Percentile Wage||$50,390|
|90th Percentile Wage||$64,500|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for community health workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) community health workers is $64,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,150. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 156% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of community health workers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of community health workers in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for community health workers occupations is the real estate and rental and leasing sector with an annual salary $62,400. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $19,500).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only community health workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of community health workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,990 to $59,570. The highest paying state for community health workers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $59,570. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,990. For more salary information of community health workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |