Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Salary

Women comprise the majority of Certified Home Health Aides in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $10.59 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $8.79 per hour and $15.34. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly a third, and slightly less than a fourth earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Certified Home Health Aides is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$11,836 - $54,180
(Median)
$12K
$27K
$54K
MEDIAN: $27,364
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$8.79 - $15.34
(Median)
$8
$11
$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).
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$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.

Common Career Paths for Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified


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Advancing into a Licensed Practical Nurse role seems to be a popular career move for Certified Home Health Aides, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $37K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Certified Home Health Aides usually report a few specific skills. Hospice Care and Home Health/Home Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Home Health/Home Care.

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

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


For many Certified Home Health Aides, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $22K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $23K. Certified Home Health Aides see a median salary of $25K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Certified Home Health Aide generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $28K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,868

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

Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Indianapolis is the market with the smallest paychecks. Philadelphia and New York are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Reviews

What is it like working as a Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified?

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
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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
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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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