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CHW Wages

CHW Wages Overview

Based on wages for CHWs from neighboring states, coupled with data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics[1], the CHWSD promotes a CHW wage scale of $16-22 per hour (with the CHW having completed a certificate-level training program in South Dakota).

US Bureau of Labor and Statistics

The 2020 Occupational Employment and Wages Summary from the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics indicates a national mean hourly wage for CHWs to be $22.12. As this is a national average, a further review of the neighboring states indicates the following annual mean wages for CHWs:

State Mean Annual Wage Mean Hourly Wage
Minnesota $41,700 – $44,540 $20.05 – $21.41
Nebraska $41,700 – $44,540 $20.05 – $21.41
Iowa $24,460 – $41,340 $11.76 – 19.88
Montana $41,700 – $44,540 $20.05 – $21.41