The larger portion of Certified Medication Technicians in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $11.88 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Certified Medication Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by roughly one-half and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $25,434
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$9.61 - $15.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,246 - $40,359  
   
Bonus
$375.00  
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$20,023 - $32,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $15.18  
   
Overtime
$6.93 - $21.15  
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$375.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,023 - $32,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 413

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Job Description for Certified Medication Technician (CMT)

Certified medical technicians (CMTs) work in the medical field to support medical staff and provide numerous functions to assist in patient care. These technicians may work in hospitals, clinics, outpatient offices, and nursing homes, among other facilities, and tasks may include taking medical histories, administering medicine, taking vital signs, and obtaining electrocardiograms. In addition to clinical tasks, they may also be responsible for responding to patients' complaints and reporting them to physicians or nurses, maintaining patient cleanliness, and even patient transportation for those working in hospitals.

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Certified Medication Technician (CMT) 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.

Common Career Paths for Certified Medication Technician (CMT)


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Certified Medication Technicians often transition into Licensed Practical Nurse positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Licensed Practical Nurses earn $38K per year.

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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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Certified Medication Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $24K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $25K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $26K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $28K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,918

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For Certified Medication Technicians, working in the bustling city of Louisville has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Certified Medication Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Providence (+22 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), Baltimore (+5 percent), and Kansas City (+5 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Charlotte Certified Medication Technicians earning much less — 22 percent less — than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbia and Jefferson City (11 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Certified Medication Technician (CMT)

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$25,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salaries

insulin certified
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CNA
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National Average
$25,000

Elder Care
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CPR
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Long Term Care
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Medical Terminology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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