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

The larger portion of Certified Home Health Aides in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $10.11 per hour. Pay begins at $8.13 per hour on the low end and climbs to $15.07 near the top. Medical benefits are awarded to about a third, and around one in five earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report 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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MEDIAN: $10
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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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Typical Certified Home Health Aides report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Hospice Care can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 14 percent more than the national average, respectively.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries increase to $22K from around $21K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $26K after 10 to 20 years. For Certified Home Health Aides, two decades of experience in the field often means a drop in salary—average earnings fall to $26K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 7 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 7 percent. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

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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
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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%