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 $10.75 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.67 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $15.11. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Approximately one in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over a fifth collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Certified Home Health Aides. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$14,434 - $38,990
(Median)
$14K
$22K
$39K
MEDIAN: $22,375
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$8.67 - $15.11
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$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,434 - $38,990  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $483.68  
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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$18,095 - $32,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $15.11  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $483.68  
   
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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$18,095 - $32,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 856
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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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There are some Certified Home Health Aides — though it's uncommon — that transition into Registered Nurses, where earnings are an average $55K annually. The most common career progression for Certified Home Health Aides leads to becoming a Home Health Aide, where pay is typically $21K. However, many Certified Home Health Aides also opt to become Licensed Practical Nurses, a position that pays $37K on average.

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Popular Skills for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)


Survey results show that Certified Home Health Aides typically report just a few professional 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 experienced in Elder Care also 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 median compensation for relatively untried workers is $22K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $23K. Certified Home Health Aides see a median salary of $25K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Certified Home Health Aides who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $26K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Certified Home Health Aides, San Diego provides a pay rate that is 41 percent greater than the national average. Certified Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in Morristown (+12 percent) and Cherry Hill (+2 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Cleveland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Newark and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, 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


Elder Care
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$23,000

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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: 66%
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