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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
58,950 2.2 % $21.34 $44,390 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.82 $15.79 $19.41 $25.41 $32.86
Annual Wage (2) $26,660 $32,850 $40,360 $52,850 $68,350


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 10,900 0.43 $19.04 $39,590
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 9,660 0.17 $22.67 $47,150
Outpatient Care Centers 5,110 0.54 $20.45 $42,530
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,720 0.08 $24.33 $50,610
Offices of Physicians 3,700 0.14 $19.72 $41,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,550 1.14 $23.45 $48,770
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,630 1.14 $22.31 $46,400
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 1,930 1.06 $18.45 $38,370
Outpatient Care Centers 5,110 0.54 $20.45 $42,530
Individual and Family Services 10,900 0.43 $19.04 $39,590

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 420 0.06 $27.85 $57,920
Insurance Carriers 2,350 0.20 $26.69 $55,510
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 210 0.08 $25.48 $52,990
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 300 0.12 $25.21 $52,450
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,550 0.07 $24.80 $51,590


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)
New York 7,750 0.81 2.03 $21.65 $45,040
California 5,720 0.33 0.82 $23.79 $49,480
Florida 3,120 0.36 0.88 $20.07 $41,750
Massachusetts 3,090 0.85 2.13 $22.08 $45,920
Texas 2,900 0.23 0.58 $19.89 $41,360




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 550 1.74 4.33 $24.00 $49,910
District of Columbia 800 1.11 2.76 $30.18 $62,780
New Mexico 860 1.04 2.60 $27.87 $57,980
Vermont 290 0.94 2.34 $16.44 $34,190
Massachusetts 3,090 0.85 2.13 $22.08 $45,920




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 800 1.11 2.76 $30.18 $62,780
New Mexico 860 1.04 2.60 $27.87 $57,980
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $25.91 $53,890
New Jersey 1,110 0.27 0.68 $25.16 $52,330
Connecticut 400 0.24 0.60 $24.81 $51,610





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,630 0.58 1.45 $23.17 $48,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,110 0.76 1.88 $22.84 $47,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,780 0.29 0.71 $22.47 $46,750
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,680 0.83 2.07 $19.82 $41,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,580 0.50 1.23 $26.00 $54,080
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,460 0.31 0.78 $21.74 $45,230
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,070 0.37 0.92 $21.67 $45,060
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,020 0.41 1.03 $26.61 $55,350
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 890 0.65 1.61 $25.96 $54,000
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 880 0.33 0.83 $19.97 $41,530