Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Salary

A Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified earns an average wage of $10.59 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$11,836 - $54,180
(Median)
$12K
$27K
$54K
MEDIAN: $27,364
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$8.79 - $15.34
(Median)
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$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$11,836 - $54,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $310.94  
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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$18,211 - $35,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.79 - $15.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.31  
Overtime
$10.28 - $21.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $310.94  
   
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).
)
$18,211 - $35,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 399
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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

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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,868

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Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Reviews

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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Experience Affects Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$23,000


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

Hospice Care
up arrow 4%

National Average
$23,000

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 63%
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