Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
45,800 2.0 % $18.10 $37,640 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.96 $12.91 $16.64 $21.78 $28.31
Annual Wage (2) $20,720 $26,860 $34,610 $45,310 $58,890


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 8,750 0.62 $15.25 $31,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,480 0.12 $19.14 $39,820
Outpatient Care Centers 3,830 0.57 $16.50 $34,320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,060 0.06 $21.82 $45,390
Offices of Physicians 2,500 0.10 $17.08 $35,530

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 2,010 1.38 $17.61 $36,620
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,690 1.30 $19.97 $41,530
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,300 1.16 $18.23 $37,920
Individual and Family Services 8,750 0.62 $15.25 $31,710
Outpatient Care Centers 3,830 0.57 $16.50 $34,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 180 0.04 $35.13 $73,070
Scientific Research and Development Services 480 0.08 $25.60 $53,250
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 150 0.06 $25.46 $52,950
Insurance Carriers 550 0.05 $24.20 $50,330
Junior Colleges 50 0.01 $23.63 $49,140


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 6,420 0.44 1.26 $20.07 $41,750
Texas 3,480 0.32 0.92 $16.61 $34,550
Illinois 2,880 0.50 1.46 $17.96 $37,350
New York 2,370 0.27 0.79 $18.77 $39,030
Florida 2,120 0.28 0.82 $15.74 $32,740




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 690 2.14 6.19 $19.50 $40,560
Hawaii 1,030 1.71 4.95 $11.86 $24,660
Vermont 480 1.61 4.65 $18.25 $37,950
District of Columbia 580 0.87 2.53 $31.13 $64,750
North Dakota 290 0.68 1.97 $17.49 $36,390




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 580 0.87 2.53 $31.13 $64,750
Nevada 280 0.24 0.70 $25.15 $52,320
Washington 540 0.19 0.55 $22.49 $46,780
New Jersey 780 0.21 0.59 $22.35 $46,480
Wisconsin 770 0.28 0.82 $21.39 $44,480





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 1,870 0.51 1.46 $18.31 $38,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.40 1.15 $18.87 $39,260
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.21 0.61 $20.13 $41,860
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.56 1.63 $20.70 $43,060
Baltimore-Towson, MD 970 0.76 2.20 $18.49 $38,450
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 880 0.50 1.46 $19.93 $41,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 870 0.37 1.06 $26.94 $56,040
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 750 0.58 1.68 $18.86 $39,230
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.66 1.90 $21.80 $45,330
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 620 0.74 2.15 $19.91 $41,420




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)
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 250 2.32 6.72 $9.33 $19,400
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 270 2.28 6.61 $19.57 $40,710
Champaign-Urbana, IL 220 2.23 6.46 $16.32 $33,940
Anchorage, AK 380 2.14 6.20 $18.21 $37,880
Tyler, TX 140 1.46 4.23 $17.05 $35,460
Stockton, CA 280 1.39 4.02 $21.28 $44,260
Bismarck, ND 90 1.35 3.90 $15.10 $31,400
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 100 1.19 3.45 $22.17 $46,110
San Angelo, TX 50 1.15 3.33 $15.71 $32,670
Raleigh-Cary, NC 540 1.01 2.93 $14.13 $29,390




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)
Montgomery, AL 120 0.73 2.11 $28.27 $58,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 870 0.37 1.06 $26.94 $56,040
Manchester, NH (8) (8) (8) $26.28 $54,650
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 230 0.27 0.79 $26.18 $54,460
New Haven, CT 70 0.26 0.74 $25.69 $53,440
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 130 0.59 1.70 $25.24 $52,490
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 320 0.76 2.19 $24.39 $50,720
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 40 0.23 0.68 $24.36 $50,660
Visalia-Porterville, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.33 $50,610
New Bedford, MA 40 0.60 1.74 $24.09 $50,110

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 240 3.24 9.39 $21.54 $44,800
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 230 1.28 3.72 $19.53 $40,630
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 230 0.79 2.27 $15.97 $33,220
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.43 1.23 $14.77 $30,720
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.53 1.52 $17.76 $36,930

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 240 3.24 9.39 $21.54 $44,800
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 140 2.16 6.26 $16.31 $33,920
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 1.98 5.75 $19.65 $40,870
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 90 1.51 4.38 $16.13 $33,560
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 140 1.37 0.00 $16.70 $34,740

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)
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 1.05 $22.22 $46,220
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 240 3.24 9.39 $21.54 $44,800
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.71 $21.40 $44,510
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 1.12 $20.83 $43,320
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.49 $42,620


About May 2013 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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