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Community Health Workers in Florida

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

28.0% Jobs Projection
$35,820 Median Salary
390 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Community Health Workers Work in Florida?

In Florida, there were 2,880 people working as Community Health Workers in the year 2018.

There were 2,660 Community Health Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 220 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Community Health Workers in FL Employment Trend

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

Community Health Workers in FL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Community Health Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 28.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.9%.

Job Projections for Community Health Workers: Nation vs. FL

Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 390 annual job openings, and 3,020 total jobs in 2026 for Community Health Workers in this state.

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

What do Community Health Workers Make in Florida?

In 2018 wages for Community Health Workers ranged from $24,270 to $65,560 with $35,820 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.67 to $31.52. The median hourly rate was $17.22.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $16.88 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.34.

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

Community Health Workers Earnings: FL vs. National Average

Top Florida 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
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 970 $35,930
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 460 $39,870
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 370 $34,600
Jacksonville, FL 250 $30,510
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 150 $40,800
Gainesville, FL 110 $29,140
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 90 $40,980
Tallahassee, FL 80 $35,780
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 60 $36,510
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 40 $40,810
Punta Gorda, FL 40 $43,900
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 30 $37,550
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 30 $42,890

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

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Occupation FL Employment Total
Social and Human Service Assistants 10,110
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 3,770
Health Educators 3,550


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