Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Salary

Women account for the majority of Certified Home Health Aides in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $10.36 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.39 per hour and $15.15. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly one in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over one in five collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Certified Home Health Aides. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$11,878 - $59,961
(Median)
$12K
$26K
$60K
MEDIAN: $26,400
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$8.39 - $15.15
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$11,878 - $59,961  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $306.39  
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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$17,424 - $32,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.39 - $15.15  
   
Overtime
$4.63 - $20.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $306.39  
   
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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$17,424 - $32,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 352
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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.

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


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Certified Home Health Aides might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Licensed Practical Nurse, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Certified Home Health Aides do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $21K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $23K. For Certified Home Health Aides, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $25K. 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 $26K.

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 19%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$22,000


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

Hospice Care
up arrow 8%

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: 34% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 63%
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