Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Salary
|Salary||$14,093 - $53,637|
|Bonus||$24.24 - $1,439|
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|$19,153 - $33,248|
|Hourly Rate||$9.19 - $15.15|
|Overtime||$4.86 - $23.87|
|Bonus||$24.24 - $1,439|
|Total Pay (||$19,153 - $33,248|
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.Read More...
Tasks of a CHHA may include (but are not limited to) bathing, dressing, preparing meals, providing transportation, and monitoring the client's health and well being. In some cases, an aide also helps administer medication and treatment. Individuals may require aides during a variety of shifts, so flexibility and long hours are often a requirement for this position, as is the ability to cope with the physical demands of caregiving. CHHAs also be patient and have excellent interpersonal skills in working with patients.
Certification as a home health aide generally involves a minimum of 75 hours of skills training; however, many organizations require that home health aides additionally complete certified nursing assistant (CNA) training. The length of CNA training varies from program to program, but it is usually completed in between four and eight weeks. Both CHHA and CNA training require passing an exam and putting in a number of clinical hours.
Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Tasks
- Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
- Check patients' pulse, temperature, and respiration.
- Change bed linens, wash, and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
Common Career Paths for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)
Certified Home Health Aides sometimes assume positions such as Registered Nurses. That role pays $56K per year on average. More often than not, a Home Health Aide role is the next step for Certified Home Health Aides moving up in the field. Pay for Home Health Aides is usually $21K. Many Certified Home Health Aides choose to take on a Licensed Practical Nurse role instead, where salaries are typically $38K.
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Popular Skills for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)
Survey results suggest that Certified Home Health Aides use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Hospice Care, Cleaning, Elder Care, and Home Health/Home Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing CPR as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. 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.
For Certified Home Health Aides, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $22K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $23K on average. Certified Home Health Aides bring in $25K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $26K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.
Pay Difference by Location
For Certified Home Health Aides, busy San Diego offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Certified Home Health Aides can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+30 percent), Houston (+27 percent), Tulsa (+12 percent), and Morristown (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cleveland, which sits 20 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Newark and New York are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.
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