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Community Health Workers in California

Want to work in California as a Community Health Worker? Read this first!

13.4% Jobs Projection
$45,270 Median Salary
950 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Community Health Workers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Community Health Workers in California is growing faster than average.

  • Community Health Workers in California earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Community Health Workers Work in California?

In California, there were 6,160 people working as Community Health Workers in the year 2018.

There were 5,890 Community Health Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 270 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Community Health Workers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 755 Community Health Workers working in it, which means California has more Community Health Workers than average.

Community Health Workers in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Community Health Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.9%.

Job Projections for Community Health Workers: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 950 annual job openings, and a total of 7,600 jobs for California Community Health Workers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 8,500 annual jobs and 67,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Community Health Workers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Community Health Workers ranged from $27,590 to $77,280 with $45,270 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.27 to $37.15. The median hourly rate was $21.77.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.73 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.04.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Community Health Workers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Community Health Workers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Community Health Workers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,900 $41,120
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,470 $61,320
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 510 $40,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 480 $48,830
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 270 $53,490
Fresno, CA 120 $43,250
Santa Rosa, CA 90 $47,450
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 80 $57,590
Bakersfield, CA 80 $49,040
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 30 $49,620
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 30 n/a

Top States for Community Health Workers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Community Health Workers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 6,590 $39,720
California 6,160 $45,270
Massachusetts 3,660 $42,330
Florida 2,880 $35,820
Texas 2,820 $39,450
Washington 2,230 $38,870
Pennsylvania 2,000 $38,510
Ohio 1,970 $36,450
Michigan 1,860 $41,730
Indiana 1,630 $39,240
Missouri 1,370 $36,490
Maryland 1,290 $47,600
Illinois 1,270 $38,090
Minnesota 1,270 $37,600
New Jersey 1,250 $45,750
Kentucky 1,220 $34,280
Oklahoma 1,110 $43,340
Arizona 1,030 $36,870
Georgia 1,010 $38,020
Tennessee 850 $43,550

Below are the states where Community Health Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $56,820
Utah $48,300
Maryland $47,600
New Hampshire $46,460
Rhode Island $46,420
Wyoming $46,020
New Jersey $45,750
California $45,270
Connecticut $43,790
Alaska $43,590

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation CA Employment Total
Social and Human Service Assistants 50,600
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 13,560
Health Educators 7,830


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