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Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA), Alzheimer's Salary

Women comprise the majority of Alzheimer's Certified Home Health Aides in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $10.60 per hour on average. For the most part, Alzheimer's Certified Home Health Aides enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in four, and about a sixth earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$8.26 - $17.88  
   
Overtime
$0.09 - $21.66  
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$0.00 - $1,825  
   
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$17,739 - $45,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Job Description for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA), Alzheimer's

  • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.
  • Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA), Alzheimer's

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Alzheimer's Certified Home Health Aides, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $21K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $23K. Alzheimer's Certified Home Health Aides bring in $28K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $31K.

Experience Affects Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA), Alzheimer's Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

National Average
$23,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 27% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 73%