$29,214
Avg. Salary
$11.35
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) is $11.35 per hour.

The average pay for a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) is $29,214 per year.

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$0$53K
Salary $15,053 - $53,667
Bonus $49.32 - $1,026
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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$19,717 - $35,046
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 60
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $9.41 - $15.60
Hourly Tips $0.08
Overtime $8.07 - $23.60
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $49.32 - $1,026
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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$19,717 - $35,046
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,115

Job Description

Certified home health aides (CHHAs) are health workers dedicated to delivering personal care to clients with disabilities or other needs requiring assistance, typically directly in their homes or in an assisted living environment. While the elderly are the most common consumers for these services, CHHAs may work with younger individuals as well.

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Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Tasks
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature, and respiration.
  • Change bed linens, wash, and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.


Common Career Paths


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Though it's uncommon, some Certified Home Health Aides move into roles as Registered Nurses, where pay is an average $56K per year. Going from Certified Home Health Aide to Home Health Aide is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Home Health Aides is $21K. Many others choose to work as Licensed Practical Nurses, where pay is typically $38K.

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Popular Skills


Certified Home Health Aides who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Hospice Care, Cleaning, Elder Care, and Home Health/Home Care are correlated to pay that is above average. CPR and Home Health/Home Care as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those educated in Elder Care tend to be well versed in Hospice Care.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 374 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 236 salaries. An experienced Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 217 salaries. A Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 93 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $24,235

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

For Certified Home Health Aides, busy San Diego offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Certified Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+31 percent), Houston (+24 percent), Morristown (+3 percent), and Tulsa (+3 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Cleveland Certified Home Health Aides earning much less — 22 percent less — than the national average. Workers in Newark and Camden earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)?

Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) in Haddonfield:
"Hard."
Pros: It’s close to where I live
Cons: Finding places that pay the pay rate I need to live on

Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) in New York:
"Feel like I’m giving back to society."
Pros: I get to help people
Cons: Well I can’t get the right communication

Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) in Philadelphia:
"I brought my own client to them."
Nursing Homes sadly wear out good people and burn them out for little pay and heavy work load. Stay in private sector.

Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) in Paterson:
"Positive environment."
Pros: The clients and environment easy.
Cons: No room to move up in other positions.

Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) in Toledo:
"I would get a raise after while."

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Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$24,000

▼3%

▼8%

How Skills Affect Salaries

▲2%

Cleaning
▲1%

National Average
$24,000

▼3%


CPR
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 67%