Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

21-1094 Community Health Workers

Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs. Excludes "Health Educators" (21-1091).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
47,880 2.0 % $18.35 $38,180 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.00 $12.94 $16.76 $22.17 $29.02
Annual Wage (2) $20,790 $26,910 $34,870 $46,100 $60,360


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 9,810 0.66 $15.58 $32,410
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,710 0.13 $19.37 $40,290
Outpatient Care Centers 4,410 0.63 $16.82 $34,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,360 0.06 $21.47 $44,670
Offices of Physicians 2,550 0.10 $17.26 $35,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,870 1.41 $21.16 $44,010
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 1,910 1.27 $18.16 $37,780
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,050 1.02 $20.28 $42,170
Individual and Family Services 9,810 0.66 $15.58 $32,410
Outpatient Care Centers 4,410 0.63 $16.82 $34,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 350 0.05 $30.17 $62,760
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 150 0.06 $28.67 $59,640
Insurance Carriers 370 0.03 $23.96 $49,830
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $22.20 $46,180
State Government (OES Designation) 1,360 0.06 $21.90 $45,540


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,160 0.41 1.15 $20.31 $42,250
Illinois 3,760 0.65 1.84 $18.17 $37,790
Texas 3,470 0.31 0.87 $16.96 $35,270
New York 2,900 0.33 0.93 $19.91 $41,410
Florida 2,370 0.31 0.87 $15.72 $32,700



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 600 1.84 5.20 $19.97 $41,530
Hawaii 990 1.62 4.57 $11.59 $24,110
Vermont 310 1.03 2.91 $19.62 $40,800
District of Columbia 630 0.94 2.64 $31.32 $65,150
New Mexico 690 0.88 2.48 $17.46 $36,310



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 630 0.94 2.64 $31.32 $65,150
South Carolina 160 0.08 0.24 $23.31 $48,490
Nevada 160 0.14 0.39 $22.90 $47,640
Washington 580 0.20 0.56 $22.33 $46,440
Colorado 440 0.19 0.53 $21.44 $44,600




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,650 0.71 2.00 $18.96 $39,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.39 1.10 $20.81 $43,280
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.25 0.70 $19.92 $41,430
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 930 0.52 1.46 $20.63 $42,900
Baltimore-Towson, MD 900 0.70 1.97 $19.50 $40,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 800 0.34 0.95 $28.23 $58,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 730 0.40 1.13 $18.87 $39,250
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 720 0.25 0.72 $17.88 $37,180
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.65 1.84 $21.40 $44,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 650 0.27 0.76 $16.89 $35,140



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Springfield, IL 200 1.86 5.25 $13.94 $28,990
Anchorage, AK 280 1.61 4.53 $18.92 $39,360
Lincoln, NE 240 1.40 3.95 $15.39 $32,020
Stockton, CA 270 1.31 3.68 $21.29 $44,290
Longview, TX 130 1.30 3.66 $12.09 $25,150
Chico, CA 80 1.16 3.27 $16.39 $34,100
Ann Arbor, MI 240 1.15 3.24 $13.47 $28,020
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 140 1.08 3.06 $14.88 $30,940
Albuquerque, NM 380 1.03 2.90 $17.38 $36,140
Farmington, NM 50 1.02 2.88 $14.66 $30,480



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.12 0.32 $29.83 $62,040
Montgomery, AL 100 0.65 1.85 $28.73 $59,750
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 50 0.15 0.42 $28.32 $58,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 800 0.34 0.95 $28.23 $58,710
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 70 0.40 1.12 $25.86 $53,800
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 220 0.16 0.46 $25.02 $52,030
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 110 0.95 2.69 $24.45 $50,850
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.31 0.87 $24.26 $50,470
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 120 0.13 0.37 $24.08 $50,090
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 110 0.50 1.42 $23.99 $49,890

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 250 1.36 3.85 $18.59 $38,660
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 220 0.75 2.12 $17.46 $36,320
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 210 2.84 8.02 $21.69 $45,110
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.53 1.50 $14.89 $30,970
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 180 2.14 6.04 $12.37 $25,730

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 210 2.84 8.02 $21.69 $45,110
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 160 2.57 7.25 $17.20 $35,770
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 2.49 7.02 $19.54 $40,650
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 180 2.14 6.04 $12.37 $25,730
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 120 2.04 5.75 $17.58 $36,560

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 1.59 $23.90 $49,720
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 1.22 $23.00 $47,840
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.59 1.67 $22.84 $47,510
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 0.95 $22.79 $47,410
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.59 1.67 $21.88 $45,510


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015