Medication Aide Salary

Women comprise the majority of Medication Aides in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $11.81 per hour on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by career length and the particular employer. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Medication Aides. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by about one-half and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$18,937 - $41,106
$19K
$24K
$41K
MEDIAN: $24,490
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$9.63 - $14.62
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MEDIAN: $11.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,937 - $41,106  
   
Bonus
$105.50  
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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$20,088 - $31,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $14.62  
   
Overtime
$5.83 - $19.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$105.50  
   
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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$20,088 - $31,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 569

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Job Description for Medication Aide

A medication aide usually works in an assisted living facility or for an agency that provides home care. The medication aid will keep rooms tidy and sterilize areas and equipment. Another duty is taking daily vital records, collecting samples for testing, and recording medical information and results. An important duty is administering the proper medication to patients.

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Medication Aide Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Medication Aide


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Medication Aides might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Licensed Practical Nurse, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $38K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Medication Aide


For Medication Aides, comfortable salaries can be found at Brookdale; in fact, median earnings sit around $23K, the highest in the area.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $18K to just $27K — but Brookdale Senior Living Inc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $22K.

Pay by Experience Level for Medication Aide

Pay by Experience for a Medication Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Medication Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 344 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medication Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 152 salaries. An experienced Medication Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 115 salaries. A Medication Aide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 34 salaries.

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Key Stats for Medication Aide

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Medication Aide Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

▲3%

▲3%

National Average
$25,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Medication Aide Salaries

medication
▲12%


CNA
▼0%

Home Health/Home Care
▼0%

Medical Terminology
▼0%

National Average
$25,000

Medication aide
▼1%

▼2%

Medication Administration
▼2%

Medical Records
▼9%

Assisted Living
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 45%
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