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

Women make up the vast majority of Certified Home Health Aides in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $10.55 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.33 per hour to $15.03. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Around one in three enjoy medical while just under one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in six. Work is enjoyable for Certified Home Health Aides, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Salary (?
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$14,811 - $49,132
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MEDIAN: $22,615
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$8.33 - $15.03
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$14,811 - $49,132  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $489.69  
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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$17,501 - $32,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.33 - $15.03  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.23  
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $489.69  
   
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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$17,501 - $32,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 778
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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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There are some Certified Home Health Aides — though it's uncommon — that transition into Registered Nurses, where earnings are an average $55K annually. Moving from a Certified Home Health Aide to Licensed Practical Nurse or Alzheimer's Certified Home Health Aide is a more common career path, however.

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Popular Skills for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Professional skills reported by Certified Home Health Aides are few in number. 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 familiar with 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.
For Certified Home Health Aides, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $21K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $23K. For Certified Home Health Aides, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $25K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $28K.

Pay Difference By Location

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Certified Home Health Aides will find that San Diego offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 40 percent. Certified Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in Tulsa (+6 percent). Certified Home Health Aides' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Certified Home Health Aides in Cleveland bring in salaries that are 23 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Newark (12 percent lower) and Indianapolis (10 percent lower).

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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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National Average
$22,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 66%