Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
48,130 1.9 % $19.30 $40,150 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.85 $13.62 $17.45 $23.07 $30.23
Annual Wage (2) $22,570 $28,340 $36,300 $47,990 $62,880


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 8,440 0.53 $17.15 $35,660
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,710 0.13 $20.21 $42,030
Outpatient Care Centers 4,930 0.67 $16.89 $35,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,950 0.07 $22.51 $46,820
Offices of Physicians 2,870 0.11 $18.21 $37,870

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 2,200 1.42 $18.24 $37,940
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,690 1.24 $21.06 $43,810
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,140 1.07 $20.72 $43,100
Outpatient Care Centers 4,930 0.67 $16.89 $35,120
Individual and Family Services 8,440 0.53 $17.15 $35,660

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 410 0.06 $30.60 $63,660
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 160 0.06 $27.97 $58,170
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 340 0.03 $26.36 $54,840
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 110 0.03 $26.17 $54,440
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 120 0.01 $24.68 $51,330


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 5,360 0.35 0.99 $20.97 $43,610
Texas 3,670 0.32 0.91 $18.87 $39,240
New York 3,070 0.34 0.98 $21.18 $44,060
Illinois 2,860 0.49 1.40 $17.63 $36,680
Massachusetts 2,530 0.74 2.13 $20.78 $43,220




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 1.60 4.57 $20.94 $43,560
Vermont 400 1.33 3.80 $18.97 $39,460
District of Columbia 800 1.18 3.38 $31.73 $65,990
New Mexico 650 0.81 2.33 $16.85 $35,050
Oklahoma 1,260 0.79 2.26 $19.23 $40,000




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 1.18 3.38 $31.73 $65,990
Virginia 420 0.11 0.33 $22.47 $46,740
Oregon 540 0.31 0.89 $21.91 $45,580
South Carolina 150 0.08 0.22 $21.60 $44,920
Washington 750 0.25 0.72 $21.58 $44,890





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 1,780 0.27 0.79 $20.45 $42,540
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.39 1.12 $19.31 $40,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.29 0.84 $21.28 $44,260
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,040 0.35 1.01 $20.92 $43,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 950 0.51 1.45 $19.31 $40,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 940 0.39 1.11 $29.81 $62,010
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 860 0.49 1.40 $22.33 $46,450
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 810 0.62 1.77 $21.30 $44,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 700 0.28 0.81 $18.50 $38,480
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.62 1.78 $22.84 $47,510