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

Most Certified Home Health Aides in the United States are women. The work force as a whole earns a median of approximately $10.56 per hour. Pay starts at $8.30 per hour and can approach $15.13 on the higher side. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Around one third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about one-fourth collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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  
   
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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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 Certified Home Health Aides do not often become Registered Nurses, the ones that do transition make an extra $33K per year. It is more probable, however, that Certified Home Health Aides become Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)s or Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA), Alzheimer'ss.

Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Job Listings

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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 can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 9 percent more than the national average, respectively. 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.
Certified Home Health Aides with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Pay increases are minimal for Certified Home Health Aides just starting out. Salaries only go from $21K to $23K after a decade. Compensation is $26K after 10 to 20 years. As Certified Home Health Aides approach two decades on the job, pay accelerates at a slower pace, and typical earnings come to $28K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$22,000
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San Diego is home to an above-average pay rate for Certified Home Health Aides, 40 percent higher than the national average. Certified Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in Tulsa (+6 percent). Compared to the national average, Cleveland Certified Home Health Aides have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in Newark and New York also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-14 percent and -10 percent, respectively).

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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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$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%
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