Certified Registered Medication Aide Salary

Women account for the majority of Certified Registered Medication Aides in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $10.76 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.81 per hour and $13.71. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Certified Registered Medication Aides. Some workers in this field — around half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by roughly two in five. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$18,000 - $36,949

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$8.81 - $13.71

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$18,000 - $36,949  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $297.99  
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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$18,526 - $30,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.81 - $13.71  
   
Overtime
$4.12 - $20.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $297.99  
   
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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$18,526 - $30,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 318
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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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Certified Registered Medication Aides sometimes assume positions such as Registered Nurses. That role pays $55K per year on average. The most common next step for a Certified Registered Medication Aide is to become a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Medical Assistant. The former position pays an additional $14K per year on average, and the latter position pays $4K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Certified Registered Medication Aide


Survey results show that Certified Registered Medication Aides typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Hospice, Acute Care, Geriatrics, and Elder Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Elder Care also know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $22K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $25K. Certified Registered Medication Aides with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $26K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $28K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Certified Registered Medication Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 13%


National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Certified Registered Medication Aide Salaries

Hospice
up arrow 8%

Acute Care
up arrow 7%

Elder Care
up arrow 3%

Geriatrics
up arrow 3%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 2%

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
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 51%
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