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Community Health Worker Salary Information

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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Community Health Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,620
25th Percentile Wage
$29,480
50th Percentile Wage
$37,330
75th Percentile Wage
$49,340
90th Percentile Wage
$63,880

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 $63,880. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,620. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 170% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of community health workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,3302.76%7.26%
201536,3003.94%-
201434,8700.75%-
201334,610-0.03%-
201234,620--

Table 2. Community Health Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of community health workers in 8 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 professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $54,350. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $36,060).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,350
Finance and Insurance
$45,770
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$41,060
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$40,210
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$39,790
Federal, State, and Local Government
$39,470
Educational Services
$38,080
Health Care and Social Assistance
$36,060

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Community Health Workers by States

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 $19,950 to $62,850. The highest paying state for community health workers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $62,850. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,950. 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
$62,850
Guam
$51,280
Utah
$44,210
California
$43,110
New Jersey
$42,970
Alaska
$42,740
Virginia
$42,130
Wyoming
$41,850
Massachusetts
$40,400
Indiana
$39,590
Connecticut
$39,270
New York
$39,210
Pennsylvania
$38,600
Rhode Island
$38,420
Maryland
$38,260
Texas
$38,060
Oregon
$38,010
Colorado
$37,980
North Carolina
$37,790
South Carolina
$37,460
Ohio
$36,890
Michigan
$36,710
Oklahoma
$36,610
Wisconsin
$36,390
Nevada
$36,350
Washington
$36,310
Missouri
$35,910
Iowa
$35,800
Hawaii
$35,390
Minnesota
$35,070
New Hampshire
$34,990
Louisiana
$34,850
Maine
$34,680
Kentucky
$34,640
Arizona
$34,610
Delaware
$34,390
Alabama
$34,070
Arkansas
$33,970
Georgia
$33,730
Montana
$33,400
Illinois
$33,270
Florida
$32,930
North Dakota
$32,450
Kansas
$32,090
Tennessee
$31,950
New Mexico
$31,770
Vermont
$30,800
Idaho
$29,730
Mississippi
$28,450
Nebraska
$27,420
West Virginia
$21,940
Puerto Rico
$19,950



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