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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 $10.28 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.35 per hour and $15.16. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Roughly one in three enjoy medical while close to a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-sixth. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Certified Home Health Aides. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$11,878 - $59,961
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$12K
$26K
$60K
MEDIAN: $26,400
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$8.35 - $15.16
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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 - $304.10  
Total Pay (?
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$17,337 - $32,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.35 - $15.16  
   
Overtime
$4.86 - $19.49  
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $304.10  
   
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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$17,337 - $32,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 340

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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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Certified Home Health Aides only report a few specific 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker earns $21K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $22K. Certified Home Health Aides with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $25K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $26K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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 21%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

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

Hospice Care
up arrow 11%

National Average
$22,000

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%

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
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 64%
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