How Much Do Community Health Workers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers promote health within a community by assisting individuals to adopt healthy behaviors. Serve as an advocate for the health needs of individuals by assisting community residents in effectively communicating with healthcare providers or social service agencies. Act as liaison or advocate and implement programs that promote, maintain, and improve individual and overall community health. May deliver health-related preventive services such as blood pressure, glaucoma, and hearing screenings. May collect data to help identify community health needs.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$46000 per year
Hourly wage
$22 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$28,010 to $33,960 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $16 per hour

Entry-level Community Health Workers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $28,010 to $33,960 per year or $13 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Community Health Workers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $34 $70,790
Senior (Top 25%) $26 $54,320
Middle (Mid 50%) $20 $42,000
Junior (Bottom 25%) $16 $33,960
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $28,010

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $30 $62,040
NM $29 $60,230
AK $28 $58,230
RI $28 $57,820
CT $27 $56,380
ND $27 $55,590
CA $25 $52,940
KS $25 $52,530
WI $24 $50,720
UT $24 $50,220

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Community Health Worker is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Community Health Workers are in the states of DC, NM, AK, RI and CT.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Scientific Research and Development Services $65030 $31.27
Specialty Hospitals $57970 $27.87
Insurance Carriers $56540 $27.18
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) $53880 $25.90
State Government $52920 $25.44
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $52240 $25.12
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $52180 $25.09
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $51200 $24.62
Educational Support Services $50970 $24.51
Junior Colleges $50700 $24.37
Social Advocacy Organizations $50600 $24.33
Home Health Care Services $49460 $23.78
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $49390 $23.74
Office Administrative Services $48550 $23.34
Local Government $48190 $23.17
Management of Companies and Enterprises $48040 $23.09
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $47430 $22.80
Elementary and Secondary Schools $46960 $22.58
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training $45890 $22.06
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities $44980 $21.62
Grantmaking and Giving Services $44640 $21.46
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries $44530 $21.41
Outpatient Care Centers $43880 $21.10
Other Schools and Instruction $43830 $21.07
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $43830 $21.07
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $43560 $20.94
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly $43530 $20.93
Employment Services $42760 $20.56
Offices of Physicians $42100 $20.24
Individual and Family Services $41990 $20.19

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