Average Community Health Nurse Salary
$51,000 yearly
$18.21 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$39,000
10 %
$51,000
Median
$67,000
90 %
Community health nurses in the United States make an average salary of $51,824 per year or $24.92 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $39,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $67,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, California, Oregon, Massachusetts, and New York provide the highest community health nurse salaries.

Average Community Health Nurse Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Community Health Nurse average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$44,697
$44,697
$21.49
$21.49
Alaska
Alaska
$88,121
$88,121
$42.37
$42.37
Arizona
Arizona
$50,904
$50,904
$24.47
$24.47
Arkansas
Arkansas
$50,389
$50,389
$24.23
$24.23
California
California
$80,872
$80,872
$38.88
$38.88
Colorado
Colorado
$50,853
$50,853
$24.45
$24.45
Connecticut
Connecticut
$53,433
$53,433
$25.69
$25.69
Delaware
Delaware
$54,246
$54,246
$26.08
$26.08
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$63,251
$63,251
$30.41
$30.41
Florida
Florida
$47,407
$47,407
$22.79
$22.79
Georgia
Georgia
$53,016
$53,016
$25.49
$25.49
Hawaii
Hawaii
$64,559
$64,559
$31.04
$31.04
Idaho
Idaho
$49,058
$49,058
$23.59
$23.59
Illinois
Illinois
$54,198
$54,198
$26.06
$26.06
Indiana
Indiana
$53,134
$53,134
$25.55
$25.55
Iowa
Iowa
$43,117
$43,117
$20.73
$20.73
Kansas
Kansas
$49,901
$49,901
$23.99
$23.99
Kentucky
Kentucky
$53,096
$53,096
$25.53
$25.53
Louisiana
Louisiana
$53,051
$53,051
$25.51
$25.51
Maine
Maine
$43,093
$43,093
$20.72
$20.72
Maryland
Maryland
$49,799
$49,799
$23.94
$23.94
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$71,841
$71,841
$34.54
$34.54
Michigan
Michigan
$58,024
$58,024
$27.90
$27.90
Minnesota
Minnesota
$51,656
$51,656
$24.83
$24.83
Mississippi
Mississippi
$49,179
$49,179
$23.64
$23.64
Missouri
Missouri
$50,988
$50,988
$24.51
$24.51
Montana
Montana
$42,439
$42,439
$20.40
$20.40
Nebraska
Nebraska
$40,154
$40,154
$19.30
$19.30
Nevada
Nevada
$62,672
$62,672
$30.13
$30.13
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$51,146
$51,146
$24.59
$24.59
New Jersey
New Jersey
$66,578
$66,578
$32.01
$32.01
New Mexico
New Mexico
$49,637
$49,637
$23.86
$23.86
New York
New York
$69,502
$69,502
$33.41
$33.41
North Carolina
North Carolina
$44,041
$44,041
$21.17
$21.17
North Dakota
North Dakota
$40,153
$40,153
$19.30
$19.30
Ohio
Ohio
$45,673
$45,673
$21.96
$21.96
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$45,910
$45,910
$22.07
$22.07
Oregon
Oregon
$76,181
$76,181
$36.63
$36.63
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$51,586
$51,586
$24.80
$24.80
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$47,545
$47,545
$22.86
$22.86
South Carolina
South Carolina
$46,531
$46,531
$22.37
$22.37
South Dakota
South Dakota
$42,651
$42,651
$20.51
$20.51
Tennessee
Tennessee
$51,849
$51,849
$24.93
$24.93
Texas
Texas
$53,369
$53,369
$25.66
$25.66
Utah
Utah
$51,506
$51,506
$24.76
$24.76
Vermont
Vermont
$53,998
$53,998
$25.96
$25.96
Virginia
Virginia
$48,626
$48,626
$23.38
$23.38
Washington
Washington
$59,845
$59,845
$28.77
$28.77
West Virginia
West Virginia
$51,153
$51,153
$24.59
$24.59
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$50,799
$50,799
$24.42
$24.42
Wyoming
Wyoming
$48,535
$48,535
$23.33
$23.33

Highest Paying Cities For Community Health Nurse

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Porterville, CA
Porterville, CA
$83,710
$83,710
$40.25
$40.25
Eugene, OR
Eugene, OR
$79,178
$79,178
$38.07
$38.07
Quincy, MA
Quincy, MA
$71,962
$71,962
$34.60
$34.60
New York, NY
New York, NY
$69,581
$69,581
$33.45
$33.45
Bridgeport, CT
Bridgeport, CT
$53,380
$53,380
$25.66
$25.66
Harrisburg, PA
Harrisburg, PA
$51,073
$51,073
$24.55
$24.55

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Average Community Health Nurse Salary Over Time

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Location

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Registered Nurse Charge Nurse

    Avg. salary: $63,421

    A registered charge nurse is responsible for supervising nurses' workflow in a particular department or area, ensuring every patient gets the proper care that they need. A registered charge nurse has the discretion to direct tasks, arrange schedules, and monitor patients, such as in the aspects of admission and discharge. Furthermore, a registered charge nurse must maintain an active line of communication and coordination among nurses, physicians, and other personnel involved as the conditions in a hospital can be unpredictable.
    290,995 Registered Nurse Charge Nurse Jobs
    Nurse

    Avg. salary: $59,891

    Nurses are medical professionals assigned to a specific department in the hospital and provide their trusted department services. Nurses are in charge of taking patients' medical histories, getting vital signs, preparing patients for checkups or procedures, explaining upcoming practices, answering any questions, and communicating any concerns to the assigned doctor. Nurses should ensure that patients follow the medical advice given to them. They also assist patients in completing administrative requirements, such as filling out forms, validating details, and endorsing payments.
    328,624 Nurse Jobs
    Psychiatric Nurse

    Avg. salary: $61,710

    A Psychiatric Nurses role is to supervise the medication and treatment of patients diagnosed with mental disabilities, illnesses, or distresses. They have an essential role in the administration of psychiatric treatment and care.
    273,970 Psychiatric Nurse Jobs
    Registered Nurse PRN

    Avg. salary: $71,759

    As a registered nurse PRN, their job is to collaborate with medical teams, reviewing the patient records to ensure providing the best quality health care for patients. They deliberate ongoing patient care with physicians and other staff. In addition, they help explain treatment to patients and their families. Moreover, they also provide different services, including treatment of chronic illnesses and providing urgent care. They may be scheduled in a flexible shift to work in various departments as needed.
    288,761 Registered Nurse PRN Jobs
    Pediatric Nurse

    Avg. salary: $71,745

    A pediatric nurse is a registered nurse who offers medical and health care for children in hospitals and clinics. Pediatric nurses educate caregivers and parents on the effective methods of child health protection. They take care of children's health from birth to adolescence. They are experts in child care while they are working with their respective families to address their problems, fears, concerns, and other options. The necessary skills for this job include child development knowledge and communication skills.
    275,354 Pediatric Nurse Jobs
    Psychiatric Registered Nurse

    Avg. salary: $75,178

    A registered psychiatric nurse works alongside mental health experts to develop and administer psychiatric treatment plans according to the patients' needs. Among their responsibilities include gathering and organizing patient information, studying the patients' medical histories, conducting interviews and assessments, providing counseling, administering medicine, and restraining unsettled patients. There are also instances when they must conduct inspections to remove potentially harmful objects and provide psychoeducation to the patients' families. Above all, a registered psychiatric nurse must closely monitor the behavior of patients, record their daily progress, and report to the psychiatrists regularly.
    223,357 Psychiatric Registered Nurse Jobs

    Community Health Nurse Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a community health nurse can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Community Health Nurses The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a community health nurse, being employed by a company such as Baltimore City Hall or Cooper University Health Care would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like San Luis Obispo and Maryland also report highly competitive salaries for community health nurses.
    Company

    Recently Added Community Health Nurse Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    {Title:Per Diem Nurse-Medical Icu, City:Davis Health System}
    {Title:Per Diem Nurse-Medical Icu, City:Davis Health System}
    Ione, CA
    Ione, CA
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $164,351
    $164,351
    06/29/2021
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Senior Community Health Nurse
    Senior Community Health Nurse
    Senior Community Health Nurse
    Tampa, FL
    Tampa, FL
    06/26/2021
    06/26/2021
    $49,864
    $49,864
    06/26/2021
    Community Health Nurse-Corrections Health-Open Continuous
    Community Health Nurse-Corrections Health-Open Continuous
    Portland, OR
    Portland, OR
    06/25/2021
    06/25/2021
    $80,475
    $80,475
    06/25/2021
    Community Health Nurse 1 (Local Government)-Wayne County Area Agency On Aging
    Community Health Nurse 1 (Local Government)-Wayne County Area Agency On Aging
    Honesdale, PA
    Honesdale, PA
    06/25/2021
    06/25/2021
    $51,132
    $51,132
    06/25/2021
    Florida Department of Corrections
    Florida Department of Corrections
    Senior Community Health Nurse
    Senior Community Health Nurse
    Senior Community Health Nurse
    Tampa, FL
    Tampa, FL
    06/25/2021
    06/25/2021
    $49,864
    $49,864
    06/25/2021
    Maryland Government Jobs
    Maryland Government Jobs
    Community Health Nurse II
    Community Health Nurse II
    Community Health Nurse II
    Maryland
    Maryland
    06/24/2021
    06/24/2021
    $50,971
    $50,971
    06/24/2021
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Community Health Nurse
    Community Health Nurse
    Community Health Nurse
    Live Oak, CA
    Live Oak, CA
    06/20/2021
    06/20/2021
    $36,000
    $36,000
    06/20/2021
    Senior Community Health Nurse
    Senior Community Health Nurse
    Miami, FL
    Miami, FL
    06/13/2021
    06/13/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    06/13/2021
    Lane County
    Lane County
    Community Health Nurse 2-Temporary (B022)
    Community Health Nurse 2-Temporary (B022)
    Community Health Nurse 2-Temporary (B022)
    Eugene, OR
    Eugene, OR
    06/05/2021
    06/05/2021
    $68,308
    $68,308
    06/05/2021
    Community Health Nurse I-Recreation and Parks
    Community Health Nurse I-Recreation and Parks
    Baltimore, MD
    Baltimore, MD
    06/04/2021
    06/04/2021
    $62,067
    $62,067
    06/04/2021

    Average Community Health Nurse Salary by Demographic

    Community Health Nurse Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $60,331
    female-income
    Female Income
    $58,174
    Median Community Health Nurse Income by Race
    Asian community health nurses have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american community health nurses have the lowest average salary at $57,136.
    $66,000
    $64,000
    $62,000
    $60,000
    $58,000
    $56,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$57,888
    Black or African American$57,136
    Asian$63,233
    Unknown$59,094
    Hispanic or Latino$58,913
    Average Community Health Nurse Salary by Education Level
    Community health nurses with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $63,927 annually. With a Bachelors degree, community health nurses earn a median annual income of $58,174 compared to $54,253 for community health nurses with an Associate degree.
    $65,000
    $63,000
    $61,000
    $59,000
    $57,000
    $55,000
    $53,000
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Some College/ Associate Degree$54,253
    Bachelor's Degree$58,174
    Master's Degree$63,927