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. The top of the range reaches $15.07, and the bottom approaches $8.13 per hour. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; around one third claim both medical and dental insurance and 16 percent get vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Certified Home Health Aides who claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Salary (?
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$12,164 - $73,974
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48K
74K
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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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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Pay by Experience Level for Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In five to 10 years time, starting salaries of $21K can reach $22K. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $26K. Certified Home Health Aides' salaries shift downward after two decades on the job, averaging $26K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 20 percent 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. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

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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%
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