Certified Registered Medication Aide Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Certified Registered Medication Aides in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $10.75 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.81 per hour and $13.64. Most Certified Registered Medication Aides like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a little over a half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by roughly two in five. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$18,121 - $36,809
(Median)
$18K
$29K
$37K
MEDIAN: $29,479
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$8.81 - $13.64
(Median)
$8
$11
$14
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$18,121 - $36,809  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $295.90  
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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$18,514 - $30,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.81 - $13.64  
   
Overtime
$4.10 - $20.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $295.90  
   
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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$18,514 - $30,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 324
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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Certified Registered Medication Aide


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While Certified Registered Medication Aides do not often become Registered Nurses, the job pays $55K per year on average. Typical career progression for a Certified Registered Medication Aide involves becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Medical Assistant, roles that pay $14K more and $4K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Certified Registered Medication Aide


Certified Registered Medication Aides report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Hospice, Acute Care, Geriatrics, and Elder Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Elder Care are similarly competent in Hospice and Acute Care.

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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $22K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $25K. For Certified Registered Medication Aides, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $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 $28K.

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Experience Affects Certified Registered Medication Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
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National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Certified Registered Medication Aide Salaries

Hospice
up arrow 8%

Acute Care
up arrow 7%

Geriatrics
up arrow 3%

Elder Care
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
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National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 52%
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