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Medication Aide Salary

Medication Aides in the United States pull down an average of $10.97 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.93 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $13.53. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While the larger part report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and roughly a fourth have dental, as well. Women account for the majority of Medication Aides who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Medication Aides, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$13,579 - $39,149
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MEDIAN: $25,014
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$8.93 - $13.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$13,579 - $39,149  
   
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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$18,612 - $29,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.93 - $13.53  
   
Overtime
$11.23 - $20.56  
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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$18,612 - $29,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 411
United States (change)

Job Description for Medication Aide

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

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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 $22K; 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 spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $26K.

Experience Affects Medication Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$23,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 58%