Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
56,130 1.9 % $20.90 $43,480 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.53 $15.52 $19.01 $24.83 $31.68
Annual Wage (2) $26,070 $32,280 $39,540 $51,650 $65,890


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 10,370 0.43 $18.41 $38,290
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 9,190 0.17 $22.15 $46,060
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,230 0.09 $23.92 $49,750
Outpatient Care Centers 4,560 0.49 $19.71 $40,990
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,920 1.35 $22.81 $47,450

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 2,920 1.35 $22.81 $47,450
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,800 1.27 $23.35 $48,560
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 2,050 1.19 $18.87 $39,260
Outpatient Care Centers 4,560 0.49 $19.71 $40,990
Individual and Family Services 10,370 0.43 $18.41 $38,290

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Real Estate (8) (8) $34.30 $71,340
Scientific Research and Development Services 320 0.05 $31.55 $65,620
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 240 0.06 $26.97 $56,110
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,120 0.10 $24.23 $50,390
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,230 0.09 $23.92 $49,750


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 6,590 0.70 1.81 $21.32 $44,340
California 6,160 0.36 0.93 $23.68 $49,260
Massachusetts 3,660 1.03 2.65 $21.39 $44,500
Florida 2,880 0.33 0.86 $19.20 $39,930
Texas 2,820 0.23 0.60 $20.02 $41,640




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 520 1.64 4.22 $22.40 $46,590
Vermont 360 1.18 3.04 $16.19 $33,670
District of Columbia 810 1.14 2.93 $29.70 $61,770
West Virginia 740 1.07 2.75 $16.39 $34,080
Massachusetts 3,660 1.03 2.65 $21.39 $44,500




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 810 1.14 2.93 $29.70 $61,770
New Jersey 1,250 0.31 0.80 $24.79 $51,560
Maryland 1,290 0.48 1.24 $24.11 $50,160
California 6,160 0.36 0.93 $23.68 $49,260
New Hampshire 140 0.21 0.54 $23.58 $49,050





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 5,250 0.55 1.43 $22.45 $46,690
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,510 0.91 2.34 $22.03 $45,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,900 0.31 0.80 $21.80 $45,340
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,470 0.61 1.56 $28.38 $59,020
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,340 0.67 1.74 $20.68 $43,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,310 0.42 1.08 $27.23 $56,630
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,120 0.39 1.01 $21.76 $45,260
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 990 0.21 0.55 $21.46 $44,640
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 970 0.37 0.96 $18.71 $38,920
St. Louis, MO-IL 810 0.59 1.52 $18.41 $38,300