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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Community Health Counselor Salary

$44,694 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$21.49 hourly

Entry level Salary
$32,000 yearly
$32,000
10 %
$44,694
Median
$60,000
90 %

How much does a Community Health Counselor make?

Community health counselors make $44,694 per year on average, or $21.49 per hour, in the United States. Community health counselors on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $32,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $60,000.

Location impacts how much a community health counselor can expect to make. Community health counselors make the most in California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, and Idaho.

Highest Paying States For Community Health Counselors

The darker areas on the map show where community health counselors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Community Health Counselor average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Arizona$54,562$26.231,332
2Washington$51,955$24.981,650
3Idaho$51,569$24.79344
4California$56,647$27.235,680
5Nevada$55,087$26.48320
6Rhode Island$48,460$23.30187
7Delaware$47,417$22.80209
8North Dakota$45,122$21.69160
9Colorado$48,111$23.131,002
10Massachusetts$44,798$21.542,422
11Maryland$46,966$22.581,288
12Vermont$48,526$23.3377
13Utah$46,125$22.18387
14Ohio$40,788$19.611,818
15Maine$41,689$20.04271
16Oregon$47,046$22.62475
17Indiana$39,543$19.011,437
18Illinois$45,756$22.001,323
19Alaska$42,560$20.46179
20Missouri$44,760$21.52523
21Minnesota$40,270$19.361,414
22Florida$43,412$20.871,737
23Kansas$40,904$19.67430
24Kentucky$39,766$19.12601
25Montana$41,711$20.05169
26District of Columbia$43,128$20.73317
27New Hampshire$41,012$19.72258
28Hawaii$42,578$20.47180
29Alabama$38,998$18.75666
30South Dakota$39,166$18.83133
31Pennsylvania$38,961$18.731,491
32Connecticut$39,924$19.19503
33Louisiana$37,224$17.90624
34North Carolina$38,189$18.361,697
35Wisconsin$38,083$18.31943
36New Mexico$39,843$19.16228
37Michigan$35,690$17.161,809
38Virginia$39,661$19.071,333
39Mississippi$37,450$18.00325
40Texas$38,308$18.422,815
41Iowa$36,171$17.39667
42New York$39,199$18.851,836
43Arkansas$35,043$16.85511
44Oklahoma$35,857$17.24541
45Georgia$38,377$18.451,036
46West Virginia$37,503$18.03103
47Wyoming$34,790$16.73108
48Tennessee$36,854$17.72444
49New Jersey$37,456$18.01968
50Nebraska$34,034$16.36371
51South Carolina$34,761$16.71444

Highest Paying Cities For Community Health Counselors

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Luis Obispo, CA$57,158$27.48
2Prescott, AZ$54,557$26.23
3Colorado Springs, CO$48,924$23.52
4Columbia, MD$47,006$22.60
5Arlington Heights, IL$45,979$22.11
6Natick, MA$44,872$21.57
7Saint Charles, MO$44,533$21.41
8Sarasota, FL$43,958$21.13
9Washington, DC$43,149$20.74
10Overland Park, KS$40,392$19.42
11Columbus, OH$40,278$19.36
12Virginia Beach, VA$39,487$18.98
13Indianapolis, IN$39,373$18.93
14Santa Fe, NM$39,356$18.92
15New York, NY$39,174$18.83

Community Health Counselor Salary Details

Community Health Counselor Salary

What is a Community Health Counselor's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$60,000$5,000$29
75th Percentile$52,000$4,333$25
Average$44,694$3,725$21
25th Percentile$38,000$3,167$18
10th Percentile$32,000$2,667$15

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Counselor/Art Therapist$53,729$4,477$25.8380,647
Counselor Internship$44,594$3,716$21.44132,694
Mental Health Professional$48,109$4,009$23.13109,499
Counselor$42,602$3,550$20.4877,536
Mental Health Worker$38,814$3,235$18.66144,879
Addictions Counselor$37,686$3,141$18.1279,459

Which Companies Pay Community Health Counselors The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, CHRISTUS Health and Westchester Community College are the highest paying companies for community health counselors.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1CHRISTUS Health$57,212$27.5141
2Westchester Community College$54,054$25.99
3UCHealth$53,286$25.6268
4PeaceHealth$51,381$24.7044
5Sandia National Labs$49,615$23.854
6Kaiser Permanente$49,560$23.83202
7MaineGeneral Health$49,143$23.639
8Banner Health$49,022$23.5742
9Boston Medical Center$48,615$23.3781
10UPMC$48,514$23.32236
11St. Peter's Health Partners$48,067$23.1112
12Northwestern Medicine$47,961$23.0648
13Memorial Healthcare System$47,620$22.8924
14UC Health$47,611$22.899
15Northwell Health$47,369$22.7736
16State of West Virginia$47,274$22.7326
17Royal Canin USA Inc$46,892$22.54
18Santa Fe Public Schools$46,619$22.4112
19Trinity Health$46,356$22.29157
20National Women's Law Center$46,278$22.25

How Much Do Community Health Counselors Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a community health counselor salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The retail industry pays community health counselors an average salary of $47,821

  2. The health care industry pay $46,761

  3. The lowest paying industry for community health counselors is the non profits industry. Community health counselors in this industry earn an average salary of $41,916

Highest Paying Industries For Community Health Counselors

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Retail$47,821$22.99
2Health Care$46,761$22.48
3Education$45,656$21.95
4Manufacturing$45,352$21.80
5Professional$43,250$20.79
6Non Profits$41,916$20.15

High Paying Community Health Counselor Jobs

Community Health Counselor Salary Trends

Average Community Health Counselor Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Community Health Counselor Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$44,700$21.49+3.0%
    2021$43,300$20.84+2.4%
    2020$42,300$20.34+2.4%
    2019$41,300$19.84+1.9%
    2018$40,500$19.46+2.2%

    Recently Added Community Health Counselor Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Recovery InnovationsBehavioral Health Counselor for Adults (OUT Patient)Phoenix, AZ05/27/2022$45,914
    State of GeorgiaBehavioral Health Counselor 2Nunez, GA05/25/2022$41,749
    Indian Health ServiceBehavioral Health Counselor (LPC or Lcsw)Milwaukee, WI05/21/2022$56,500
    Empower UOnsite/Community CounselorHo-Ho-Kus, NJ05/17/2022$35,479
    Eating Recovery CenterBehavioral Health Counselor Nights)Denver, CO05/15/2022$37,044
    Youth VillagesCommunity-Based CounselorDyersburg, TN05/13/2022$41,000
    The Staffing Resource Group, Inc.Health and Safety CounselorMilton, NY05/09/2022$85,567
    Eating Recovery CenterBehavioral Health Counselor Float Nights)Denver, CO05/06/2022$37,044
    Red Mountain Behavioral Health ServicesCommunity Based CounselorGilbert, AZ05/05/2022$45,000
    Centura HealthBehavioral Health CounselorAurora, CO05/02/2022$49,107

    Community Health Counselor Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Community Health Counselors the most?

    California pays Community Health Counselors the most in the United States, with an average salary of $56,647 per year, or $27.23 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Community Health Counselor?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Community Health Counselor if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Nevada you should be paid close to $55,087 per year.

    What type of Community Health Counselor gets paid the most?

    Counselor/Art Therapist gets paid the most. Counselor/Art Therapist made a median salary of $53,729. The best-paid 10 percent make $62,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $45,000.

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