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Considering a career as a Community Health Worker in Missouri?

23.4% Jobs Projection
$36,490 Median Salary
220 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Community Health Workers Work in Missouri?

In Missouri, there were 1,370 people working as Community Health Workers in the year 2018.

There were 1,470 Community Health Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Community Health Workers in MO Employment Trend

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

Community Health Workers in MO vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Missouri

Jobs for Community Health Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 23.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.9%.

Job Projections for Community Health Workers: Nation vs. MO

Missouri Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 220 annual job openings, and a total of 1,740 jobs for Missouri 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 Missouri?

In 2018 wages for Community Health Workers ranged from $26,870 to $52,640 with $36,490 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.92 to $25.31. The median hourly rate was $17.54.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $17.29 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.25.

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

Community Health Workers Earnings: MO vs. National Average

Top Missouri 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
St. Louis, MO-IL 810 $36,700
Kansas City, MO-KS 210 $39,750
Springfield, MO 90 $29,340
Columbia, MO 50 $42,720
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 40 $31,230

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 MO Employment Total
Social and Human Service Assistants 3,650
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 2,460
Health Educators 1,480


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