Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salary

Earnings for Certified Medication Technicians in the United States come in at around $11.10 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $9.33 per hour on the lower side but can approach $14.67 on the higher side. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — just under a half — do not have any health coverage, approximately one-half do receive medical benefits and about two-fifths have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Certified Medication Technicians (86 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,352 - $35,508
(Median)
$19K
$24K
$36K
MEDIAN: $24,305
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$9.33 - $14.67
(Median)
$9
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$19,352 - $35,508  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $475.00  
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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$19,541 - $31,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.33 - $14.67  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $20.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $475.00  
   
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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$19,541 - $31,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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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.


Certified Medication Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $23K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $23K. Certified Medication Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $26K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Certified Medication Technicians with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $27K.

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Experience Affects Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$23,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

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
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 46%
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