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Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Certified Home Health Aides in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $10.11 per hour on average. Just under a third enjoy medical while close to a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about a sixth. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Salary (?
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$12,164 - $73,974
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MEDIAN: $27,764
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Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Salary (?
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$8.13 - $15.07
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$12,164 - $73,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $489.36  
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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$16,921 - $33,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.13 - $15.07  
   
Overtime
$5.50 - $19.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $489.36  
   
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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$16,921 - $33,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 319
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Job Description for Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified

  • 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.
  • Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • 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.

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Survey takers who work as Certified Home Health Aides typically report just a few professional skills. Hospice Care and Home Health/Home Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $21K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $22K on average. Certified Home Health Aides see a median salary of $26K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $26K. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, a majority land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one-tenth.

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Experience Affects Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%
Late-Career
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$21,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

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

Hospice Care
up arrow 14%
National Average
$21,000
Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 68%