Medication Aide Salary

Earnings for Medication Aides in the United States come in at around $11.09 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $8.97 per hour on the lower end to $13.81 on the higher end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the vast majority of Medication Aides (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The majority of Medication Aides claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — a majority — do not have any health coverage, around two in five do receive medical benefits and about a fourth have dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$13,700 - $38,783
(Median)
$14K
$25K
$39K
MEDIAN: $24,677
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90%

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$8.97 - $13.81
(Median)
$9
$11
$14
MEDIAN: $11.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$13,700 - $38,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $246.58  
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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$18,690 - $30,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.97 - $13.81  
   
Overtime
$11.07 - $20.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $246.58  
   
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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$18,690 - $30,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 464

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Job Description for Medication Aide

  • Maintain patient care records including reporting changes of individuals' conditions.
  • Store, distribute, administer, and discontinue medication.

Common Career Paths for Medication Aide


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Advancing into a Licensed Practical Nurse role seems to be a popular career move for Medication Aides, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $37K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medication Aide

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $23K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $25K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Medication Aides bring in $25K after working for 10 to 20 years. Medication Aides who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $27K.

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Experience Affects Medication Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$24,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 57%