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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Community Health Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of community health workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,370
2.71% 9.77%
2016
$37,330
2.76% -
2015
$36,300
3.94% -
2014
$34,870
0.75% -
2013
$34,610
-0.03% -
2012
$34,620
- -

Table 2. Community Health Worker Salary by Industry Sector

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
$62,400
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,040
Finance and Insurance
$43,600
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$41,110
Federal, State, and Local Government
$40,740
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$39,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,420
Educational Services
$38,590
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,310
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$33,480
Wholesale Trade
$29,350
Retail Trade
$19,500

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 $19,990 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
$59,570
Guam
$51,280
Utah
$47,230
New Jersey
$45,250
North Dakota
$44,740
Connecticut
$43,540
Wyoming
$43,450
Alaska
$43,160
Rhode Island
$43,140
California
$43,120
Hawaii
$42,200
Massachusetts
$41,700
Oklahoma
$41,130
Maryland
$40,830
New York
$40,590
Kansas
$39,570
New Hampshire
$39,330
Indiana
$39,010
Alabama
$38,970
Texas
$38,840
Colorado
$38,820
Pennsylvania
$38,280
Wisconsin
$38,240
Oregon
$38,170
South Carolina
$38,110
Nevada
$37,860
Iowa
$37,650
Michigan
$37,580
Virginia
$37,560
Minnesota
$37,550
Washington
$37,470
Ohio
$37,310
Montana
$36,840
Delaware
$36,090
Missouri
$35,960
Maine
$35,920
North Carolina
$35,730
Louisiana
$35,510
Arizona
$35,120
Florida
$35,110
Tennessee
$34,600
Georgia
$34,510
Illinois
$34,070
Kentucky
$33,810
Idaho
$33,750
Arkansas
$33,480
Nebraska
$33,020
Vermont
$29,750
New Mexico
$29,610
Mississippi
$29,270
West Virginia
$23,030
Puerto Rico
$19,990



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