Certified Registered Medication Aides in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $11.89 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — slightly more than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by about one in three. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$14,838 - $29,892
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MEDIAN: $23,887
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$9.54 - $15.20
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$14,838 - $29,892  
   
Bonus
$350.00  
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$19,915 - $32,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.54 - $15.20  
   
Overtime
$13.88 - $22.46  
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$350.00  
   
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$19,915 - $32,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 308

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Job Description for Certified Registered Medication Aide

A certified medication aide is a certified nursing assistant (CNA) that has completed additional classroom training to be certified to dispense medications to patients while working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Training is usually 4 months, and includes 140 hours of supervised clinical practice. A certified medication aide must hold a high school diploma or GED, in addition to state CNA certification. The ideal certified medication aide is very detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated. Certified medication aides must be people-oriented, as they generally work with the geriatric population, in nursing homes, retirement communities, assisted-living facilities, and home health settings. The hours can vary, and include nights, weekends, and holidays. Generally work schedules are flexible, and can range from 4 to 12 hour days. Opportunities for overtime are plentiful. Working conditions are generally favorable. Work is indoors, but may require frequent standing and heavy lifting. Certified medication aides, as members of the healthcare field, are frequently in demand and are afforded an above-average salary based on experience.


Certified Registered Medication Aide Tasks

  • Assist nurses in providing care and medications.
  • Follow written and/or oral instructions to administer medications and document dosages and times.
  • Monitor patients and report changes in condition or vital signs.

Common Career Paths for Certified Registered Medication Aide


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For Certified Registered Medication Aides, progressing to a Registered Nurse role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Registered Nurse can earn $56K annually. It is not unusual for a Certified Registered Medication Aide to become a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Medication Aide.

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Popular Skills for Certified Registered Medication Aide


Certified Registered Medication Aides report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Acute Care, Hospice, Geriatrics, and Elder Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 5 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medicine / Surgery. A tool kit that includes Geriatrics also typically contains Hospice and Acute Care. Most people familiar with Elder Care also know Acute Care and Hospice.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Registered Medication Aide

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


Certified Registered Medication Aides with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker earns $24K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $26K. Certified Registered Medication Aides bring in $26K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $32K.

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Key Stats for Certified Registered Medication Aide

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Certified Registered Medication Aide Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Certified Registered Medication Aide Salaries



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Elder Care
0%

National Average
$25,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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