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26.1% Jobs Projection
$39,720 Median Salary
720 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Community Health Workers Work in New York?

There were approximately 6,590 workers employed as Community Health Workers in this state in 2018.

There were 5,440 Community Health Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Community Health Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 26.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.9%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 720 annual job openings, and a total of 5,660 jobs for New York 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Community Health Workers ranged from $27,690 to $67,460 with $39,720 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.31 to $32.44. The median hourly rate was $19.1.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $19.51 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.41.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York 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
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 390 $46,400
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 380 $35,560
Rochester, NY 310 $37,350
Syracuse, NY 210 $37,160
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 80 $30,970
Utica-Rome, NY 80 $35,860
Binghamton, NY 80 $31,400
Glens Falls, NY 70 $34,460
Kingston, NY 40 $39,830
Ithaca, NY 40 $38,860
Elmira, NY 30 $36,720

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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