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Certified Medication Aide Salary

A Certified Medication Aide earns an average wage of $11.42 per hour. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s wage. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
$21,699 - $38,783
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MEDIAN: $28,000
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$9.46 - $14.44
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$21,699 - $38,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $202.73  
Total Pay (?
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$20,052 - $31,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.46 - $14.44  
   
Overtime
$12.26 - $22.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $202.73  
   
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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$20,052 - $31,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 316
United States (change)

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.

Certified Medication Aide Reviews

What is it like working as a Certified Medication Aide?
Certified Medication Aide in Houston:
"Making A Difference."
Pros: Wonderful experience and learning experience. Learned so much in this field.
Cons: Not getting paid fairly for your responsibilities and duties.

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Experience Affects Certified Medication Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$24,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 51%