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Certified Medication Aide Salary

A Certified Medication Aide earns an average wage of $11.49 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.

$20,000 - $35,000
(Median)
$20K
$25K
$35K
MEDIAN: $25,461
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$9.49 - $14.52
(Median)
$9
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$20,000 - $35,000  
   
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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$20,092 - $31,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.49 - $14.52  
   
Overtime
$12.06 - $21.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$20,092 - $31,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 422

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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

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 8%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Certified Medication Aide Salaries

Elder Care
up arrow 4%

Long Term Care
up arrow 1%

National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 49%
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