Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
51,900 1.9 % $19.80 $41,170 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.36 $14.17 $17.95 $23.72 $30.71
Annual Wage (2) $23,620 $29,480 $37,330 $49,340 $63,880


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 9,410 0.56 $17.54 $36,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,180 0.13 $20.29 $42,210
Outpatient Care Centers 5,490 0.66 $17.31 $36,010
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,060 0.09 $23.31 $48,490
Offices of Physicians 2,490 0.10 $19.59 $40,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 2,420 1.50 $17.69 $36,800
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,420 1.18 $21.41 $44,520
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,590 1.15 $22.75 $47,320
Outpatient Care Centers 5,490 0.66 $17.31 $36,010
Individual and Family Services 9,410 0.56 $17.54 $36,490

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 360 0.05 $31.81 $66,160
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 430 0.03 $27.72 $57,650
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 200 0.08 $25.54 $53,130
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 100 0.02 $25.11 $52,230
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $24.43 $50,820


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 6,120 0.38 1.04 $22.66 $47,130
New York 4,010 0.44 1.19 $21.03 $43,740
Texas 3,370 0.29 0.78 $19.90 $41,400
Massachusetts 3,130 0.90 2.45 $20.86 $43,390
Illinois 2,550 0.43 1.17 $17.78 $36,980




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 510 1.58 4.27 $21.72 $45,170
Vermont 400 1.30 3.52 $16.56 $34,450
District of Columbia 760 1.08 2.93 $32.67 $67,960
Massachusetts 3,130 0.90 2.45 $20.86 $43,390
Oklahoma 1,340 0.84 2.28 $19.35 $40,250




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 760 1.08 2.93 $32.67 $67,960
California 6,120 0.38 1.04 $22.66 $47,130
Virginia 530 0.14 0.38 $22.08 $45,920
New Jersey 920 0.23 0.63 $22.04 $45,850
Alaska 510 1.58 4.27 $21.72 $45,170





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,670 0.40 1.10 $20.40 $42,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.29 0.79 $22.82 $47,470
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.34 0.92 $19.18 $39,890
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,230 0.68 1.85 $21.85 $45,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,070 0.56 1.51 $19.12 $39,760
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.98 2.66 $27.93 $58,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 960 0.33 0.89 $22.32 $46,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 920 0.37 0.99 $31.04 $64,560
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 810 0.60 1.63 $21.38 $44,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 690 0.27 0.73 $19.15 $39,830