Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salary

The average Certified Medication Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $11.13 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.32 per hour on the lower side but can approach $14.64 on the higher side. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Women make up the vast majority of Certified Medication Technicians (85 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Although just under a half lack health benefits of any kind, around half do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately two in five get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Certified Medication Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,352 - $35,508
(Median)
$19K
$24K
$36K
MEDIAN: $24,305
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$9.32 - $14.64
(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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$19,544 - $31,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.32 - $14.64  
   
Overtime
$11.00 - $20.92  
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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$19,544 - $31,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 252
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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 many Certified Medication Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $23K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $23K. Certified Medication Technicians see a median salary of $26K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $27K.

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Experience Affects Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$24,000

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
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
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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