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Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salary

Certified Medication Technicians in the United States take home an average $11.04 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.23 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $14.58. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although roughly one-half have medical coverage and roughly two-fifths have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Women account for the majority of Certified Medication Technicians who took the survey — 86 percent to be exact. Most Certified Medication Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,266 - $35,759
(Median)
$19K
$25K
$36K
MEDIAN: $24,630
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$9.23 - $14.58
(Median)
$9
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary 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$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$19,266 - $35,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $250.00  
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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$19,310 - $30,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $14.58  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $20.94  
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$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $250.00  
   
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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$19,310 - $30,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224

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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.


For Certified Medication Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $23K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $23K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Medication Technicians make a median salary of $26K. Certified Medication Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $27K on average.

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Experience Affects Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 45%
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