Certified Medication Aide Salary

A Certified Medication Aide earns an average wage of $12.04 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$18,087 - $33,839
$18K
$28K
$34K
MEDIAN: $27,713
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$9.79 - $15.15
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MEDIAN: $12.18
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$0$33K
Salary $18,087 - $33,839
Bonus $225.00
Total Pay (?
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$20,481 - $32,597
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $9.79 - $15.15
Overtime $7.55 - $21.43
Annual Data $0$32K
Bonus $225.00
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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$20,481 - $32,597
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 646

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Job Description for Certified Medication Aide

A certified medication aide (CMA) is responsible for administering medication to patients in a medical setting. They work closely with health professionals and patients to administer and document medication intake, writing reports and documenting customer interactions. Often, CMAs must also assist patients in using the restroom and performing other personal hygiene tasks. In addition to physical support, a CMA must be willing to provide emotional support for patients and interact with the patient's family.

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Certified Medication Aide Tasks

  • Assist nurses in providing care and medications.
  • Follow written and/or oral instructions to administer medications and document dosages and times.
  • Monitor patients and report changes in condition or vital signs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Medication Aide

Pay by Experience for a Certified Medication Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Medication Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 382 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified 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 201 salaries. An experienced Certified Medication Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 166 salaries. A Certified 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 44 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,876

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Certified Medication Aide Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Medication Aide?

Certified Medication Aide in Brunswick:
Pros: People ,fast work day.
Cons: Getting stuck if replacement dosent show.

Certified Medication Aide in Houston:
"Making A Difference."
Pros: Wonderful experience and learning experience. Learned so much in this field.
Cons: Not getting paid fairly for your responsibilities and duties.

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Key Stats for Certified Medication Aide

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Certified Medication Aide Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$26,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Certified Medication Aide Salaries

Rehabilitation
▲5%

Assisted Living
▲3%

medication
▲1%

Certified Medication Aide
▼0%

National Average
$26,000

Elder Care
▼1%

Long Term Care
▼1%

Medication Administration
▼2%

Geriatrics
▼4%

CNA
▼6%

CPR
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 43%
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