Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Salary

Average Certified Medication Technicians in the United States make around $11.30 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.25 per hour on the lower end to $14.74 on the higher end. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Certified Medication Technicians are female. The majority of Certified Medication Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although around half lack health benefits of any kind, a little less than one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and two in five get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$18,937 - $39,594
(Median)
$19K
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MEDIAN: $24,694
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$9.25 - $14.74
(Median)
$9
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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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)

  • 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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Certified Medication Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Elder Care, CNA, and insulin certified can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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. 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 $24K. Certified Medication Technicians see a median salary of $26K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 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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