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 $10.83 per hour. Compensation ranges from $8.84 per hour on the lower end to $15.19 on the higher end. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Certified Home Health Aides report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one-third enjoy medical while somewhere between a fifth and a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in six. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$14,252 - $41,020
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$14K
$22K
$41K
MEDIAN: $21,973
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$8.84 - $15.19
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,252 - $41,020  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $300.67  
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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$18,399 - $33,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.84 - $15.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.21  
Overtime
$0.00 - $23.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $300.67  
   
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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$18,399 - $33,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 967
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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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It's not very common for Certified Home Health Aides to move on to become Registered Nurses. Average pay for a Registered Nurse is $55K annually. The most common promotion for Certified Home Health Aides is a Home Health Aide position, which usually brings in $21K a year. Another standard transition for Certified Home Health Aides seeking advancement is to assume a Licensed Practical Nurse role, where pay is often $37K.

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Popular Skills for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)


Survey results show that Certified Home Health Aides typically report just a few professional 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. It is often found that people who know Elder Care are also skilled 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.


For Certified Home Health Aides, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. 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 $26K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,842

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Certified Home Health Aides in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Certified Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in Morristown (+11 percent) and Tulsa (+9 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Certified Home Health Aides in Cleveland earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. Workers in Jersey City and Newark earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 12 percent less, 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


National Average
$23,000

Elder Care
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Home Health/Home Care
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Cleaning
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 66%
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