Certified Medication Aide Salary

A Certified Medication Aide earns an average wage of $12.04 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.

$18,611 - $37,583
$19K
$27K
$38K
MEDIAN: $26,862
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$9.78 - $15.07
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$12
$15
MEDIAN: $12.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$18,611 - $37,583  
   
Bonus
$200.00  
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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$20,440 - $32,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $15.07  
   
Overtime
$7.14 - $21.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$200.00  
   
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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$20,440 - $32,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 654
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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

  • Assist nurses in providing care and medications.
  • Follow written and/or oral instructions to administer medications and document dosages and times.
  • Monitor patients and report changes in condition or vital signs.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,546

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Certified Medication Aide

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Certified Medication Aide Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$26,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Certified Medication Aide Salaries

Rehabilitation
▲7%

Assisted Living
▲5%

medication
▲3%

Certified Medication Aide
▲1%

Elder Care
▼0%

Long Term Care
▼0%

National Average
$26,000

Medication Administration
▼1%

Geriatrics
▼3%

CNA
▼5%

CPR
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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