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

Most Certified Home Health Aides in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $10.56 per hour;. Compensation generally starts at $8.30 per hour and does not exceed $15.13. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by about a third, and 16 percent earn vision coverage. 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.
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  
   
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$0.00 - $488.40  
Total Pay (?
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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
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$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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Certified Home Health Aides who assume a position such as a Registered Nurse—while uncommon—may get paid an extra $33K per year. A more common career path for Certified Home Health Aides is stepping into the role of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA), Alzheimer's.

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Popular Skills for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Certified Home Health Aides only report a few 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. 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.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Salary growth is weak for Certified Home Health Aides during their first decade in the field; typical pay starts at $21K and turns to only $23K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $26K after 10 to 20 years. Wages continue to grow, though somewhat marginally, for Certified Home Health Aides after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $28K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$22,000
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With a pay rate for Certified Home Health Aides that is 40 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Certified Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in Tulsa (+6 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Cleveland Certified Home Health Aides earning much less—21 percent less—than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Newark (-14 percent) and New York (-10 percent).

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Experience Affects Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Salaries

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$22,000

Skills That Affect Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Salaries

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$22,000

Job Satisfaction

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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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