Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Salary

Most Certified Home Health Aides in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $10.63 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Certified Home Health Aides report high levels of job satisfaction. One-third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under one-fifth collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$13,962 - $49,227
$14K
$24K
$49K
MEDIAN: $23,731
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$9.18 - $14.76
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MEDIAN: $10.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$13,962 - $49,227  
   
Bonus
$10.50 - $1,000  
Profit Sharing
$3.00  
Total Pay (?
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$18,963 - $32,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.18 - $14.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.67  
Overtime
$9.91 - $20.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$10.50 - $1,000  
   
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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$18,963 - $32,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 680
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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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Many Certified Home Health Aides move into a Licensed Practical Nurse role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $38K per year.

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Popular Skills for Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified


Certified Home Health Aides seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with CNA and Hospice Care are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent and 21 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Cleaning. Most people skilled in Home Health/Home Care are similarly competent in Elder Care.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $22K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $24K. For Certified Home Health Aides, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $24K. Certified Home Health Aides who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $23K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,787

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

Home to some of the best pay for Certified Home Health Aides, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Certified Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in Sarasota (+10 percent) and Albany (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Cleveland is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in West Palm Beach and Tampa earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 9 percent less, 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 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.

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Key Stats for Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Salaries

▲6%

▲5%

▲3%

National Average
$23,000

▼4%

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

CNA
▲38%

▲21%

Home Health/Home Care
▼0%

National Average
$23,000

Elder Care
▼1%

Cleaning
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 66%
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