Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Certified Home Health Aides in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $10.65 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.55 per hour and $14.98. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to about one in three, and just under a fourth earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,545 - $43,278
(Median)
$15K
$23K
$43K
MEDIAN: $22,615
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$8.55 - $14.98
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,545 - $43,278  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $488.98  
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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$17,888 - $32,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.55 - $14.98  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $488.98  
   
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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$17,888 - $32,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 802

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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 do not often transition into Registered Nurse roles. The role averages $55K per year. Becoming a Home Health Aide is, more often than not, the most common role that Certified Home Health Aides move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Home Health Aide is $21K. Another frequent advance is for Certified Home Health Aides to assume a Licensed Practical Nurse role; in this role, workers often take home $37K.

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Popular Skills for Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)


Certified Home Health Aides who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Hospice Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Elder Care can expect to be compensated well for these skills. 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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $21K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $23K. On average, Certified Home Health Aides make $25K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $26K on average.

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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


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National Average
$23,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 66%