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Community Health Workers in Washington

Considering a career as a Community Health Worker in Washington?

15.8% Jobs Projection
$38,870 Median Salary
260 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Community Health Workers Work in Washington?

2,230 people worked as Community Health Workers in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,740 Community Health Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 490 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Community Health Workers in WA Employment Trend

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

Community Health Workers in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Community Health Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 15.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.9%.

Job Projections for Community Health Workers: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 260 annual Community Health Workers job openings in Washington, and 2,050 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Community Health Workers ranged from $26,740 to $62,260 with $38,870 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.86 to $29.93. The median hourly rate was $18.69.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.02 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.67.

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

Community Health Workers Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,340 $39,230
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 450 $45,260
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 220 $36,400
Bellingham, WA 130 $39,840
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 100 $24,920
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 80 $32,100
Yakima, WA 70 $42,090
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 50 $36,560
Kennewick-Richland, WA 40 $35,170
Longview, WA 30 $44,210

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 WA Employment Total
Social and Human Service Assistants 8,090
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 2,010
Health Educators 1,470


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