Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salary

Certified Medication Technicians in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $12.07 per hour. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Certified Medication Technicians is high. A little less than one-half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, about one-half report medical coverage and slightly less than one-half claim dental coverage as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$17,879 - $40,702
$18K
$25K
$41K
MEDIAN: $25,290
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$9.69 - $15.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,879 - $40,702  
   
Bonus
$550  
Total Pay (?
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$20,179 - $32,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $15.23  
   
Overtime
$7.07 - $23.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$550  
   
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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$20,179 - $32,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 432

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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Licensed Practical Nurse, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $38K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Medication Technician (CMT)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Medication Technician (CMT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Medication Technician (CMT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 230 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Medication Technician (CMT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 109 salaries. An experienced Certified Medication Technician (CMT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 107 salaries. A Certified Medication Technician (CMT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,302

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Certified Medication Technicians that is 28 percent greater than the national average, Louisville offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Certified Medication Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Providence (+21 percent), Atlanta (+15 percent), Baltimore (+5 percent), and Kansas City (+4 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Certified Medication Technician's salary, with Charlotte Certified Medication Technicians earning salaries that are 24 percent less than the national average. Employers in Springfield and Columbia also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Certified Medication Technician (CMT)

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$25,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salaries

Medication Technician
▲15%

National Average
$25,000

CNA
▼1%

Elder Care
▼3%

insulin certified
▼4%

CPR
▼13%

Long Term Care
▼14%

Medical Terminology
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 46%
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