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Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salary (United States)

Median pay for Certified Medication Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $11.11 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.19 per hour and $14.42. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Certified Medication Technicians is high. Just under one-half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, approximately half report medical coverage and nearly two in five claim dental coverage as well. Women make up the vast majority of Certified Medication Technicians (85 percent) who answered the questionnaire. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salary (?
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$9.19 - $14.42
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.19 - $14.42  
   
Overtime
$9.70 - $21.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $240.88  
   
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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$19,301 - $30,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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Job Description for Certified Medication Technician (CMT)

  • 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 Technician (CMT)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $23K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $24K. On average, Certified Medication Technicians make $26K following one to two decades on the job. Certified Medication Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

Kansas City
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St. Louis
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National Average
$24,000
Baltimore
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Charlotte
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For those looking to make money, Certified Medication Technicians in Kansas City enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Certified Medication Technicians will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Charlotte is the market with the smallest paychecks.
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Experience Affects Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$24,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 47%