Community Health Workers in New Jersey
Considering a career as a Community Health Worker in New Jersey?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Community Health Workers in New Jersey are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Community Health Workers in New Jersey is growing faster than average.
Community Health Workers in New Jersey earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Community Health Workers Work in New Jersey?
There were approximately 1,250 workers employed as Community Health Workers in this state in 2018.
There were 1,230 Community Health Workers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 755 Community Health Workers working in it, which means New Jersey has more Community Health Workers than average.
Job Projections for New Jersey
Jobs for Community Health Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.9%.
New Jersey Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 210 annual Community Health Workers job openings in New Jersey, and 1,700 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 8,500 annual jobs and 67,800 total jobs in 2026.
What do Community Health Workers Make in New Jersey?
In 2018 wages for Community Health Workers ranged from $31,910 to $88,650 with $45,750 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.34 to $42.62. The median hourly rate was $22.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.76 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.24.
The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top New Jersey 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|
|New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA||5,250||$41,930|
|Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ||90||$31,860|
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|
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|Occupation||NJ Employment Total|
|Social and Human Service Assistants||27,220|
|Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists||2,790|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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