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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

21-1094 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. Excludes “Health Education Specialists” (21-1091).


National estimates for Community Health Workers
Industry profile for Community Health Workers
Geographic profile for Community Health Workers

National estimates for Community Health Workers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Community Health Workers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
58,550 1.8 % $ 25.30 $ 52,610 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Community Health Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.10 $ 19.47 $ 23.17 $ 29.20 $ 36.53
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,560 $ 40,490 $ 48,200 $ 60,740 $ 75,980


Industry profile for Community Health Workers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Community Health Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 10,320 0.19 $ 26.23 $ 54,550
Individual and Family Services 10,140 0.34 $ 22.69 $ 47,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,660 0.10 $ 28.43 $ 59,130
Outpatient Care Centers 5,230 0.49 $ 23.10 $ 48,040
Offices of Physicians 4,510 0.16 $ 23.11 $ 48,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Community Health Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,350 0.85 $ 31.27 $ 65,040
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,930 0.76 $ 24.28 $ 50,500
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 1,570 0.73 $ 22.70 $ 47,220
Outpatient Care Centers 5,230 0.49 $ 23.10 $ 48,040
Individual and Family Services 10,140 0.34 $ 22.69 $ 47,200

Top paying industries for Community Health Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 400 0.04 $ 36.61 $ 76,140
Home Health Care Services 810 0.05 $ 31.78 $ 66,100
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,350 0.85 $ 31.27 $ 65,040
Insurance Carriers 2,140 0.17 $ 31.15 $ 64,790
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 170 0.06 $ 30.65 $ 63,760


Geographic profile for Community Health Workers:

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



Map of employment of community health workers by state, May 2023


States with the highest employment level in Community Health Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,730 0.49 1.26 $ 27.82 $ 57,860
New York 6,380 0.68 1.76 $ 27.89 $ 58,020
Texas 4,760 0.35 0.91 $ 21.63 $ 44,990
Maryland 2,440 0.91 2.36 $ 25.51 $ 53,060
Massachusetts 2,170 0.60 1.55 $ 26.49 $ 55,090


Map of location quotient of community health workers by state, May 2023


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Community Health Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 540 1.73 4.49 $ 28.48 $ 59,230
New Mexico 1,070 1.26 3.28 $ 30.72 $ 63,900
Maryland 2,440 0.91 2.36 $ 25.51 $ 53,060
Oregon 1,560 0.80 2.08 $ 28.08 $ 58,410
Hawaii 470 0.76 1.98 $ 21.72 $ 45,190


Map of annual mean wages of community health workers by state, May 2023


Top paying states for Community Health Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 400 0.57 1.48 $ 31.49 $ 65,510
New Mexico 1,070 1.26 3.28 $ 30.72 $ 63,900
Rhode Island 130 0.26 0.67 $ 30.61 $ 63,660
Nevada 670 0.46 1.18 $ 30.44 $ 63,320
Connecticut 560 0.34 0.87 $ 29.32 $ 60,990



Map of employment of community health workers by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Community Health Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,110 0.54 1.40 $ 28.76 $ 59,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,980 0.48 1.25 $ 25.83 $ 53,720
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,710 0.70 1.83 $ 33.19 $ 69,030
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,580 0.57 1.49 $ 27.21 $ 56,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,460 0.47 1.22 $ 27.65 $ 57,520
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,250 0.96 2.48 $ 24.30 $ 50,540
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,200 0.27 0.69 $ 23.24 $ 48,340
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,090 0.28 0.71 $ 23.70 $ 49,300
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,070 0.52 1.34 $ 27.97 $ 58,180
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,020 0.84 2.19 $ 28.49 $ 59,260


Map of location quotient of community health workers by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Community Health Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Carson City, NV 130 4.08 10.59 $ 33.93 $ 70,570
Albuquerque, NM 790 1.99 5.17 $ 32.26 $ 67,110
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 70 1.82 4.72 $ 22.25 $ 46,280
Anchorage, AK 250 1.45 3.76 $ 30.60 $ 63,640
Champaign-Urbana, IL 130 1.26 3.28 $ 19.57 $ 40,710
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 100 1.09 2.83 $ 27.71 $ 57,630
El Paso, TX 330 1.03 2.67 $ 17.86 $ 37,160
Yakima, WA 100 1.02 2.65 $ 24.49 $ 50,950
Wichita Falls, TX 60 1.00 2.59 $ 18.28 $ 38,020
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,250 0.96 2.48 $ 24.30 $ 50,540


Map of annual mean wages of community health workers by area, May 2023


Top paying metropolitan areas for Community Health Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Napa, CA 50 0.67 1.74 $ 39.13 $ 81,380
Carson City, NV 130 4.08 10.59 $ 33.93 $ 70,570
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,710 0.70 1.83 $ 33.19 $ 69,030
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 460 0.40 1.04 $ 33.00 $ 68,650
New Haven, CT 190 0.64 1.67 $ 32.38 $ 67,360
Albuquerque, NM 790 1.99 5.17 $ 32.26 $ 67,110
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 360 0.83 2.15 $ 32.10 $ 66,770
Reno, NV 130 0.50 1.29 $ 31.87 $ 66,290
Bend-Redmond, OR 80 0.86 2.24 $ 31.56 $ 65,650
Boise City, ID 160 0.43 1.11 $ 30.96 $ 64,400

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Community Health Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 260 2.57 6.67 $ 27.11 $ 56,400
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 160 1.50 3.88 $ 22.98 $ 47,800
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 150 0.91 2.36 $ 25.51 $ 53,070
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 150 1.62 4.20 $ 20.65 $ 42,950
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 140 0.86 2.22 $ 21.24 $ 44,170

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Community Health Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wag