Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Salary

Most Certified Home Health Aides in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $10.72 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.66 per hour and $15.12. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. One in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over a fifth collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Certified Home Health Aides, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$14,545 - $39,195
(Median)
$15K
$22K
$39K
MEDIAN: $22,375
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$8.66 - $15.12
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$11
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,545 - $39,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $482.45  
Total Pay (?
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$18,112 - $32,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.66 - $15.12  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $482.45  
   
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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$18,112 - $32,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 853
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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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Certified Home Health Aides do not often transition into Registered Nurse roles. The role averages $55K per year. A Home Health Aide role is the most prevalent career advancement for Certified Home Health Aides. Paychecks for that role are $21K on average. The Licensed Practical Nurse position is another common transition for Certified Home Health Aides; in this role, salaries are typically at the $37K mark.

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Popular Skills for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)


Certified Home Health Aides report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Hospice Care, Elder Care, and Home Health/Home Care can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people skilled in Elder Care are similarly competent in 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $22K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $23K on average. Certified Home Health Aides bring in $25K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $26K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Certified Home Health Aides in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Certified Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in Morristown (+12 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Cleveland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Newark and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

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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


Home Health/Home Care
0%

Elder Care
0%

National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 65%
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