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Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Salary

Certified Home Health Aides in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $10.71 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.63 per hour and $15.06. Residence and experience level 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 somewhere between a fifth and a fourth collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,545 - $42,894
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$15K
$22K
$43K
MEDIAN: $22,449
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$8.63 - $15.06
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$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,545 - $42,894  
   
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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$18,020 - $32,349  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.63 - $15.06  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.13  
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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$18,020 - $32,349  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 810

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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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Though some Certified Home Health Aides move into positions like Registered Nurse (where the average salary is $55K), this progression is not the norm. Going from Certified Home Health Aide to Home Health Aide is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Home Health Aides is $21K. Many others choose to work as Licensed Practical Nurses, where pay is typically $37K.

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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, Home Health/Home Care, and Elder 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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. 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 $27K.

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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%

National Average
$23,000

Elder Care
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 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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