Certified Registered Medication Aide Salary (United States)

A Certified Registered Medication Aide earns an average wage of $10.71 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Certified Registered Medication Aide Salary (?
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$17,030 - $37,733
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MEDIAN: $29,589
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Certified Registered Medication Aide Salary (?
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$8.62 - $13.48
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$17,030 - $37,733  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $485.81  
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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$18,129 - $29,817  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.62 - $13.48  
   
Overtime
$6.81 - $20.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $485.81  
   
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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$18,129 - $29,817  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 466
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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.

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Experience Affects Certified Registered Medication Aide Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%
Late-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$23,000

Skills That Affect Certified Registered Medication Aide Salaries

Acute Care
up arrow 6%
Hospice
up arrow 3%
Geriatrics
up arrow 2%
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 2%
Elder Care
up arrow 1%
National Average
$23,000

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Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 52%
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