Community Health Workers in California
Want to work in California as a Community Health Worker? Read this first!
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.
The typical state has 755 Community Health Workers working in it, which means California has more Community Health Workers than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|Santa Rosa, CA||90||$47,450|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||80||$57,590|
|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|
Below are the states where Community Health Workers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$56,820|
Related Careers in CA
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|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
|Social and Human Service Assistants||50,600|
|Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists||13,560|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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