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Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Salary (United States)

Certified Home Health Aides in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $10.56 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.30 per hour and $15.13. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. About a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and between a fifth and a fourth collect dental insurance. Most Certified Home Health Aides report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Salary (?
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$15,141 - $48,479
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MEDIAN: $22,614
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Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Salary (?
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$8.30 - $15.13
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$15,141 - $48,479  
   
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$0.00 - $488.40  
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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$17,487 - $32,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $15.13  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $488.40  
   
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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$17,487 - $32,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 770
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Job Description for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Certified home health aides (CHHAs) are health workers dedicated to delivering personal care to clients with disabilities or other needs requiring assistance, typically directly in their homes or in an assisted living environment. While the elderly are the most common consumers for these services, CHHAs may work with younger individuals as well.
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Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Tasks
  • Change bed linens, wash, and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature, and respiration.
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.

Common Career Paths for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

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While not commonly seen, Certified Home Health Aides who transition into a Registered Nurse position may see a rise in pay. The typical salary for Registered Nurses is $55K per year. However, it's more common for Certified Home Health Aides to move into roles as Licensed Practical Nurses or Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA), Alzheimer'ss.

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Popular Skills for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Typical Certified Home Health Aides report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Hospice Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Elder Care can expect to be compensated well for these skills. For most people, competency in Elder Care indicates knowledge of Hospice Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Certified Home Health Aides, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Certified Home Health Aides in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $21K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $23K. On average, Certified Home Health Aides make $26K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Certified Home Health Aide with more than 20 years of experience can earn $28K on average. A majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up a little less than one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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$22,000
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Cleveland
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For Certified Home Health Aides, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Certified Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in Tulsa (+6 percent). Certified Home Health Aides in Cleveland earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers also pay below the national average in Newark (14 percent lower) and New York (10 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Salaries

National Average
$22,000

Skills That Affect Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Salaries

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Elder Care
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National Average
$22,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 66%