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Community Health Workers in Tennessee

Considering a career as a Community Health Worker in Tennessee?

27.2% Jobs Projection
$43,550 Median Salary
150 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Community Health Workers Work in Tennessee?

There were approximately 850 workers employed as Community Health Workers in this state in 2018.

There were 790 Community Health Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Community Health Workers in TN Employment Trend

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

Community Health Workers in TN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Community Health Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 27.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.9%.

Job Projections for Community Health Workers: Nation vs. TN

Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 150 annual Community Health Workers job openings in Tennessee, and 1,170 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 Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Community Health Workers ranged from $26,130 to $64,580 with $43,550 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.56 to $31.05. The median hourly rate was $20.94.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $16.63 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $4.31.

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

Community Health Workers Earnings: TN vs. National Average

Top Tennessee 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
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 350 $46,750
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 190 $46,180
Chattanooga, TN-GA 100 $32,930
Knoxville, TN 40 $38,970

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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