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 $10.75 per hour. Earnings sit near $8.68 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.11 on the higher side. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Close to a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,434 - $38,990

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$8.68 - $15.11

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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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$18,108 - $32,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.68 - $15.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.09 - $1.81  
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.15  
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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$18,108 - $32,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 864
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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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Certified Home Health Aides who advance into the role of a Registered Nurse are fairly uncommon. Registered Nurses on average earn $55K per year. A Home Health Aide role is the most common promotion for Certified Home Health Aides moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $21K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Certified Home Health Aides is a Licensed Practical Nurse position, where earnings are usually $37K.

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Popular Skills for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)


Certified Home Health Aides usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Hospice Care, Elder Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Cleaning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning. Those educated in Elder Care tend to be well versed 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $22K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $23K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Home Health Aides make a median salary of $25K. 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.

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 will also find cushy salaries in Morristown (+12 percent) and Cherry Hill (+3 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Cleveland is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Newark and Los Angeles (13 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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National Average
$23,000

Home Health/Home Care
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Cleaning
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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: 32% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 66%
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