Training Requirements for Community Health Workers

Community health workers need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Community health workers
Percent
Less than High School 2.0
High School 12.8
Some College 19.4
Associates Degree 9.5
Bachelors Degree 32.9
Masters Degree 19.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.5

Employment Outlook for Community Health Workers

This represents about 54,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 8,000 more community health workers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 18,000 more.

Typical Income for Community Health Workers

Hourly Income

On average,community health workers make $19.80 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Community health workers $11.36 $14.17 $17.95 $23.72 $30.71
Community and social service occupations $12.10 $15.59 $20.67 $28.02 $36.65
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists $12.18 $15.63 $20.68 $28.02 $36.61
Miscellaneous community and social service specialists $10.65 $13.56 $17.77 $23.83 $32.02
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, community health workers make $41,170 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Community health workers $23,620 $29,480 $37,330 $49,340 $63,880
Community and social service occupations $25,170 $32,420 $42,990 $58,280 $76,220
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists $25,340 $32,520 $43,020 $58,290 $76,150
Miscellaneous community and social service specialists $22,150 $28,210 $36,970 $49,570 $66,610
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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