Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for community health workers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 43,528 community health workers currently employed in the United States.
- 76.5% of all community health workers are women, while 23.5% are men.
- The average age of an employed community health worker is 42 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of community health workers is White (59.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21.8%) and Black or African American (8.2%).
- The majority of community health workers are located in Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY.
- Community health workers are paid an average annual salary of $38,659.
- Community health workers average starting salary is $28,000.
- In 2021, women earned 99% of what men earned.
- The top 10% of highest-paid community health workers earn as much as $53,000 or more.
- 10% of all community health workers are LGBT.
- Community health workers are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.
Community Health Worker Statistics By Gender
Among community health workers, 76.5% of them are women compared to 23.5% which are men.
- Female, 76.5%
- Male, 23.5%
Community Health Workers By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Community Health Worker
Women Earn 99¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Community Health Worker Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the community health worker position over time.
Community Health Worker Gender By Year
Community Health Worker Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, public health worker and rehabilitation engineer have the biggest difference in gender.
|Certified Lactation Counselor||3%||97%|
|Community Health Worker||23%||77%|
|Public Health Worker||81%||19%|
Community Health Worker Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among community health workers is White, which makes up 59.6% of all community health workers. Comparatively, there are 21.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 59.6%
- Hispanic or Latino, 21.8%
- Black or African American, 8.2%
- Asian, 5.7%
- Unknown, 2.4%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.3%
Community Health Worker Race
|Community Health Worker Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||21.8%|
|Black or African American||8.2%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||2.3%|
Community Health Worker Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among community health workers.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Community Health Worker Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Community Health Worker Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$39,156|
|Hispanic or Latino||$39,057|
Community Health Worker JOBS
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Average Age of a Community Health Worker
We determined the average age of community health workers based on ethnicity and gender.
Community Health Worker Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||44.5||42|
|Hispanic or Latino||36||36.5|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||35|
Community Health Worker Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of community health worker employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of community health workers is 40+ years old, which represents 54% of the population.
Community Health Worker Age
|Community Health Worker Years||Percentages|
Types of Community Health Worker Degree Levels
The most common degree for community health workers is bachelor's degree 60% of community health workers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 16% and rounding it off is master's degree with 12%.
- Bachelors, 60%
- Associate, 16%
- Masters, 12%
- High School Diploma, 6%
- Other Degrees, 6%
Community Health Workers By Education
|Community Health Worker Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||6%|
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Community Health Worker Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$36,173|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$37,744|
Community Health Worker Employment Statistics
This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ community health workers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most community health workers is the non profits industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire community health workers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Community Health Worker Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||6%|
|50 - 100 employees||6%|
|100 - 500 employees||11%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||19%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||41%|
|> 10,000 employees||16%|
The Types Of Companies Community Health Worker Work In
Employees with the community health worker job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most community health workers prefer to work at private companies over education companies.
Community Health Worker Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Community Health Workers
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ community health workers. Those industries include non profits, health care and government.
Community Health Worker Turnover And Employment Statistics
Community Health Worker Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of community health workers changed.
- Unemployment rate
Community Health Worker Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Community Health Worker Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Community Health Worker Stay in a Job
By looking over 3,391 community health workers resumes, we figured out that the average community health worker enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 31%.
Less than one year
Community Health Worker Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||24%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Community Health Workers with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to community health workers.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Student Development Advisor||8.30%||105,133|
|Community Health Worker||9.53%|
|Travelers' Aid Worker||13.09%||45,845|
|Anger Control Counselor||13.47%||58,069|
|Nephrology Social Worker||19.71%||43,290|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Community Health Workers
The most common foreign language among community health workers is Spanish at 71.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.0% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 2.7%.
- Spanish, 71.7%
- French, 7.0%
- Portuguese, 2.7%
- Cantonese, 2.3%
- Hindi, 1.9%
- Other, 14.4%
Community Health Worker Languages Spoken
Community Health Worker Jobs
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