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

Women make up the vast majority of Alzheimer's Certified Home Health Aides in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $10.90 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and the larger part lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by slightly less than a third and dental coverage is claimed by slightly less than a fourth. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$8.39 - $21.62
(Median)
$8
$11
$22
MEDIAN: $10
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.39 - $21.62  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.24  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,838  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,140 - $47,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Alzheimer's Certified Home Health Aides — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. During the first five years of their careers, Alzheimer's Certified Home Health Aides see a median income of $21K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $23K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $28K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Alzheimer's Certified Home Health Aides with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $31K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$24,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 69%