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Community Health Workers in Pennsylvania

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

12.1% Jobs Projection
$38,510 Median Salary
240 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Community Health Workers Work in Pennsylvania?

There were approximately 2,000 workers employed as Community Health Workers in this state in 2018.

There were 1,880 Community Health Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Community Health Workers in PA Employment Trend

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

Community Health Workers in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Community Health Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 12.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.9%.

Job Projections for Community Health Workers: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 240 annual Community Health Workers job openings in Pennsylvania, and 1,950 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Community Health Workers ranged from $27,530 to $60,670 with $38,510 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.24 to $29.17. The median hourly rate was $18.51.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.4 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.11.

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

Community Health Workers Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,120 $41,120
Pittsburgh, PA 420 $43,190
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 90 $38,610
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 90 $35,960
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 80 $34,820
York-Hanover, PA 50 $39,460
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 50 $36,480
Erie, PA 30 $30,650
Reading, PA 30 $42,390

Top States for Community Health Workers Employment

View the list below to see 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 PA Employment Total
Social and Human Service Assistants 18,480
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