Most Certified Home Health Aides in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $10.62 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Over a third enjoy medical while approximately one-fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under one-fifth. Work is enjoyable for Certified Home Health Aides, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$12,299 - $52,357
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$12K
$24K
$52K
MEDIAN: $24,011
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$9.12 - $14.76
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$12,299 - $52,357  
   
Bonus
$9.30 - $970  
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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$18,845 - $32,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.12 - $14.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.59  
Overtime
$10.16 - $21.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$9.30 - $970  
   
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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$18,845 - $32,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 628
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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 $38K per year.

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Popular Skills for Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified


Typical Certified Home Health Aides report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with CNA and Hospice Care are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent and 16 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cleaning and Elder Care. Most people experienced in Home Health/Home Care also know Elder Care.

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

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $22K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $24K. Certified Home Health Aides claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $24K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $23K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,717

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

Home to some of the best pay for Certified Home Health Aides, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Certified Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in Albany (+9 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Cleveland. On the whole, employers pay 9 percent below the median salary for those in this field in West Palm Beach and Tampa.

Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Reviews

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

Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified in Albany:
Pros: Helping others to be able to stay in three homes for as long as they can. To stay as independent as possible.
Cons: When a client will no longer do things to help themselves, or can no longer stay at home safely.

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

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
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National Average
$23,000


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

CNA
up arrow 38%

Hospice Care
up arrow 16%

Home Health/Home Care
0%

National Average
$23,000

Elder Care
up arrow 3%

Cleaning
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 63%
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