Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salary

Certified Medication Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $11.30 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.25 per hour on the lower side but can approach $14.74 on the higher side. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority (89 percent) of Certified Medication Technicians who took the survey are female. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a little less than one-half and dental insurance is reported by two in five. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$18,937 - $39,594
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MEDIAN: $24,694
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$9.25 - $14.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,937 - $39,594  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
Total Pay (?
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$19,408 - $31,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $14.74  
   
Overtime
$6.54 - $21.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
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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$19,408 - $31,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 361
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Job Description for Certified Medication Technician (CMT)

Certified medication technicians (CMTs) work primarily in nursing homes, hospitals, and long-term health care facilities. Many states require CMTs to possess a certified nursing assistant (CNA) certification, which requires a high school diploma or equivalent, completion of a nursing assistant program, and taking the certification examination. In addition to CNA certification, certified medication technicians must complete additional training, a clinical examination, and a written test, and possess a current state license.

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Certified Medication Technician (CMT) 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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Professional skills reported by Certified Medication Technicians are few in number. Those who have experience with Elder Care, CNA, and insulin certified can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include insulin certified.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Medication Technician (CMT)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Certified Medication Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Certified Medication Technicians in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $23K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $24K. Certified Medication Technicians bring in $26K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $27K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salaries

Elder Care
up arrow 2%

National Average
$24,000

CNA
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insulin certified
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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