Certified Medication Aide Salary (United States)

A Certified Medication Aide earns an average wage of $11.28 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Certified Medication Aide Total Pay (?
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$9.38 - $14.17
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.38 - $14.17  
   
Overtime
$11.87 - $21.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $202.73  
   
Total Pay (?
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$19,934 - $30,910  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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Job Description for Certified Medication Aide

A certified medication aide (CMA) is responsible for administering medication to patients in a medical setting. They work closely with health professionals and patients to administer and document medication intake, writing reports and documenting customer interactions. Often, CMAs must also assist patients in using the restroom and performing other personal hygiene tasks. In addition to physical support, a CMA must be willing to provide emotional support for patients and interact with the patient's family.
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Certified Medication Aide Tasks
  • Monitor patients and report changes in condition or vital signs.
  • Follow written and/or oral instructions to administer medications and document dosages and times.
  • Assist nurses in providing care and medications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Medication Aide

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

Pay Difference By Location

Albuquerque
up arrow 17%
Portland
up arrow 14%
San Antonio
up arrow 7%
Dallas
up arrow 4%
Houston
up arrow 1%
National Average
$24,000
Omaha
up arrow 4%
Tulsa
up arrow 5%
Wichita
up arrow 6%
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Experience Affects Certified Medication Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$24,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 49%
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