Most Certified Home Health Aides in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $10.97 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Certified Home Health Aides. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a third, and about one in five earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$14,093 - $53,637
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MEDIAN: $24,531
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$14,093 - $53,637  
   
Bonus
$24.24 - $1,439  
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$19,153 - $33,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.19 - $15.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10  
Overtime
$4.86 - $23.87  
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$24.24 - $1,439  
   
Total Pay (?
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$19,153 - $33,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 759

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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

  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature, and respiration.
  • Change bed linens, wash, and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.

Common Career Paths for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)


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Certified Home Health Aides sometimes assume positions such as Registered Nurses. That role pays $56K per year on average. More often than not, a Home Health Aide role is the next step for Certified Home Health Aides moving up in the field. Pay for Home Health Aides is usually $21K. Many Certified Home Health Aides choose to take on a Licensed Practical Nurse role instead, where salaries are typically $38K.

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Popular Skills for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)


Survey results suggest that Certified Home Health Aides use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Hospice Care, Cleaning, Elder Care, and Home Health/Home Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing CPR as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those familiar with Elder Care also tend to know 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $22K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $23K on average. Certified Home Health Aides bring in $25K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $26K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,220

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Certified Home Health Aides, busy San Diego offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Certified Home Health Aides can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+30 percent), Houston (+27 percent), Tulsa (+12 percent), and Morristown (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cleveland, which sits 20 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Newark and New York are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Salaries




National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Salaries


Cleaning
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Elder Care
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National Average
$23,000


CPR
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 67%
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