Certified Home Health Aides in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $10.93 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a third, and nearly one in five earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,919 - $51,004
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$24K
$51K
MEDIAN: $24,154
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$9.11 - $15.08
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$12,919 - $51,004  
   
Bonus
$24.24 - $1,439  
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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$18,969 - $32,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.11 - $15.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10  
Overtime
$3.30 - $23.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$24.24 - $1,439  
   
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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$18,969 - $32,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 756
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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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While Certified Home Health Aides do not often become Registered Nurses, the job pays $56K per year on average. Certified Home Health Aides go on to become Home Health Aides more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $21K. Certified Home Health Aides who move into a Licensed Practical Nurse role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $38K.

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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. Most notably, skills in Cleaning, Hospice Care, Elder Care, and Home Health/Home Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing CPR as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. The majority of those who know 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.


Certified Home Health Aides with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $22K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $23K. Certified Home Health Aides claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median 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

National Average: $23,091

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

For Certified Home Health Aides, San Diego provides a pay rate that is 38 percent greater than the national average. Certified Home Health Aides can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Oklahoma City (+17 percent), Tulsa (+13 percent), Morristown (+6 percent), and Cherry Hill (+5 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 (17 percent less and 13 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

Cleaning
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Hospice Care
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Elder Care
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National Average
$23,000

Home Health/Home Care
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CPR
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 67%
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