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Community Health Workers in North Carolina

Is North Carolina a good place for you to work as a Community Health Worker?

20.0% Jobs Projection
$36,850 Median Salary
120 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Community Health Workers Work in North Carolina?

There were approximately 810 workers employed as Community Health Workers in this state in 2018.

There were 740 Community Health Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Community Health Workers in NC Employment Trend

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

Community Health Workers in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Community Health Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 20.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.9%.

Job Projections for Community Health Workers: Nation vs. NC

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 120 annual job openings, and a total of 960 jobs for North Carolina 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Community Health Workers ranged from $24,090 to $69,950 with $36,850 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.58 to $33.63. The median hourly rate was $17.72.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $17.18 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.54.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Community Health Workers Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 170 $36,620
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 160 $64,580
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 $39,570
Raleigh, NC 60 $39,530
Wilmington, NC 30 $38,550

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 NC Employment Total
Social and Human Service Assistants 7,930
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 3,090
Health Educators 1,180


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