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How Much Does a Community Health Counselor Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$41,000
$31,000
$41,000
$54,000
The average community health counselor makes about $41,361 per year. That's $19.89 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $31,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $54,000. Many of community health counselors seem to be drawn to health care and non profits companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case community health counselors tend to work at internet, health care, and hospitality companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Alaska, Rhode Island and North Dakota pay community health counselors the highest salaries.
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Where Community Health Counselors Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Community Health Counselors Earn In Different Cities?

While a community health counselor can average a salary of $41,361 per year, or $19.89 per hour, there are many opportunities for community health counselors to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $50,294 per year. Other high-paying locations include Woodstock, IL, Washington, DC and Saint Charles, MO. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $31,000. The highest paying states for community health counselors include Alaska, Rhode Island and North Dakota. Meanwhile, Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma offer the lowest salaries.
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range39k - 63k$50k$50,294

Woodstock, IL

Salary Range35k - 55k$44k$44,192

Washington, DC

Salary Range34k - 54k$43k$43,107

Saint Charles, MO

Salary Range34k - 53k$43k$42,921

Columbia, MD

Salary Range33k - 53k$43k$42,620

New York, NY

Salary Range33k - 53k$43k$42,557

Lancaster, PA

Salary Range32k - 50k$40k$40,320

Prescott, AZ

Salary Range31k - 51k$40k$40,234

Alexandria, VA

Salary Range30k - 48k$39k$38,603

Indianapolis, IN

Salary Range29k - 46k$37k$37,127
$25k
$63k

High Paying Community Health Counselor Jobs

Which Companies Pay Community Health Counselors The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a community health counselor, being employed by a company such as Google or UC Health would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Kemper and Northwell Health also report highly competitive salaries for community health counselors.
Company
Average Salary
Google
Salary Range68k - 81k$75k$74,785
UC Health
Salary Range53k - 58k$56k$56,030
Kemper
Salary Range50k - 60k$55k$55,160
Northwell Health
Salary Range48k - 53k$51k$51,178
Universal Health Services
Salary Range46k - 53k$50k$49,879
Ascension
Salary Range46k - 53k$50k$49,827
Corizon
Salary Range45k - 53k$50k$49,610
Alexian Brothers Health System
Salary Range46k - 53k$50k$49,555
Life Skills Centers
Salary Range45k - 53k$49k$49,302
$43k
$81k

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    How Much Do Community Health Counselors Make In Different Industries?

    Community health counselor salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with internet, health care, and hospitality companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a community health counselor can make a yearly salary of $60,634 while working for internet companies. All the while, other community health counselors are making $44,608 at health care companies and $43,942 at hospitality companies. One industry community health counselors may want to avoid is the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $42,766.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Internet

    Salary Range56k - 65k$61k$60,634

    Health Care

    Salary Range41k - 48k$45k$44,608

    Hospitality

    Salary Range41k - 46k$44k$43,942

    Non Profits

    Salary Range38k - 47k$43k$42,766
    $38k
    $65k

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    $29,218
    $29,218
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