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Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Salary

The larger portion of Certified Home Health Aides in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $10.73 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.65 per hour and $15.06. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Certified Home Health Aides claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in three, and slightly more than a fifth earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$14,575 - $42,574
(Median)
$15K
$23K
$43K
MEDIAN: $22,509
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$8.65 - $15.06
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,575 - $42,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $483.09  
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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$18,064 - $32,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.65 - $15.06  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $21.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $483.09  
   
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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$18,064 - $32,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 818
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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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It's not very common for Certified Home Health Aides to move on to become Registered Nurses. Average pay for a Registered Nurse is $55K annually. Certified Home Health Aides go on to become Home Health Aides more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $21K. Certified Home Health Aides who move into a Licensed Practical Nurse role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $37K.

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Popular Skills for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)


Job skills reported by Certified Home Health Aides are limited. Those who have experience with Hospice Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Elder Care can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those proficient in Elder Care are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


Certified Home Health Aides with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker earns $22K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $23K. Certified Home Health Aides bring in $25K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $26K.

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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


National Average
$23,000

Home Health/Home Care
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Elder Care
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

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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