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 $10.22 per hour. Earnings sit near $8.30 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.13 on the higher side. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to one in three, and just over a fifth earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Certified Home Health Aides, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$11,836 - $60,384
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$12K
$26K
$60K
MEDIAN: $25,680
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$8.30 - $15.13
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$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$11,836 - $60,384  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $495.79  
Total Pay (?
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$17,229 - $32,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $15.13  
   
Overtime
$4.97 - $19.40  
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $495.79  
   
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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$17,229 - $32,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 339

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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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Survey takers who work as Certified Home Health Aides typically report just a few professional 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.


For many Certified Home Health Aides, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $21K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $22K on average. Certified Home Health Aides bring in $26K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income 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
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$22,000

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

Hospice Care
up arrow 13%

National Average
$22,000

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

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
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 65%