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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 $10.14 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $8.21 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.17 on the higher side. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Certified Home Health Aides report high levels of job satisfaction. Roughly one in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-fifth collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$12,000 - $60,792
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MEDIAN: $26,400
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$8.21 - $15.17
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$12,000 - $60,792  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $498.33  
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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$17,088 - $33,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.21 - $15.17  
   
Overtime
$5.14 - $18.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $498.33  
   
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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$17,088 - $33,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 333
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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. Hospice Care and Home Health/Home Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

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

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


Certified Home Health Aides with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $21K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $22K. Certified Home Health Aides bring in $27K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

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

Hospice Care
up arrow 16%

Home Health/Home Care
0%

National Average
$21,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 67%