Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salary

The average Certified Medication Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $11.10 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.24 per hour and $14.63. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Just under a half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, about one-half report medical coverage and close to two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Most Certified Medication Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Certified Medication Technicians who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 87 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,352 - $35,508

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$9.24 - $14.63

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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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$19,424 - $31,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $14.63  
   
Overtime
$9.79 - $20.83  
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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$19,424 - $31,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 273
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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. 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 $23K. Certified Medication Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $26K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $27K.

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Experience Affects Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$23,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 47%
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