Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Salary

Certified Home Health Aides in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $10.85 per hour. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Just under one in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one in six collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$14,010 - $48,493
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$23K
$48K
MEDIAN: $23,358
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$9.31 - $14.88
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$0$48K
Salary $14,010 - $48,493
Bonus $42.00 - $1,500
Profit Sharing $3.00
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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$19,203 - $32,764
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $9.31 - $14.88
Hourly Tips $3.51
Overtime $8.64 - $20.01
Annual Data $0$32K
Bonus $42.00 - $1,500
Profit Sharing $3.00
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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$19,203 - $32,764
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 778

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Job Description for Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified

Home health aides (HHA), certified are in charge of providing health services to patients in their own homes. These professionals are certified to provide care in a variety of settings. They possess strong communication skills to interact with patients, family, and healthcare providers and to suggest courses of action when issues arise. Home health aides are responsible for facilitating care in a familiar environment. They administer medicine and provide comfort as required.

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Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Tasks

  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.

Common Career Paths for Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified


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Advancing into a Licensed Practical Nurse role seems to be a popular career move for Certified Home Health Aides, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $38K per year.

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Popular Skills for Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified


Certified Home Health Aides who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with CNA and Hospice Care are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent and 20 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning. Those proficient in Home Health/Home Care are, more often than not, also skilled in Elder Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified

Pay by Experience for a Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified has a positive trend. An entry-level Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 393 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 222 salaries. An experienced Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 185 salaries. A Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 68 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,093

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

Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Certified Home Health Aides, 22 percent higher than the national average. Certified Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in Sarasota (+8 percent) and Albany (+7 percent). In Cleveland, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in West Palm Beach and Tampa (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified?

Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified in Albany:
Pros: Helping others to be able to stay in three homes for as long as they can. To stay as independent as possible.
Cons: When a client will no longer do things to help themselves, or can no longer stay at home safely.

Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified in Reno:
"Helping those that need it."
Pros: Being able to help others that can't do for themselves.
Cons: Knowing that I have my own limitations and many chores take me longer than I would like. As that may be, I end up doing much more work than I am being paid for.

Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified in Melbourne:
"Love my clients."
Pros: Be able to work with different people.
Cons: The pay is awful and the cumute and they dont pay for gas pr mileage.

Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified in Kirkland:
"I love my job."
Pros: I love getting to know my clients and hearing their stories of growing up ,and meeting the families.
Cons: Watching clients deteriorate in health.

Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified in St. Louis:
"Angel."
Pros: I get to take care of others during their time of suffering.
Cons: When my patient passes away.

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Key Stats for Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Salaries

▲5%

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$23,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Salaries

CNA
▲36%

▲20%

National Average
$23,000

Home Health/Home Care
▼1%

Elder Care
▼2%

Cleaning
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 68%
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