Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Certified Home Health Aides in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $10.43 per hour. Earnings sit near $8.42 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.12 on the higher side. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Certified Home Health Aides is high. More than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under a fourth collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$11,920 - $59,498

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$8.42 - $15.12

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Salary
$11,920 - $59,498  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $297.99  
Total Pay (?
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$17,512 - $32,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.42 - $15.12  
   
Overtime
$5.00 - $21.19  
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $297.99  
   
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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$17,512 - $32,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 363
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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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Certified Home Health Aides often transition into Licensed Practical Nurse positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Licensed Practical Nurses earn $37K per year.

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Certified Home Health Aides typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Hospice Care and Home Health/Home Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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 Certified Home Health Aides, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $23K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $21K. On average, Certified Home Health Aides make $25K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $27K.

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
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$22,000


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

Hospice Care
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National Average
$22,000

Home Health/Home Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 63%
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