The average hourly pay for a Certified Medication Aide is $12.43.
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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 patien…Read more
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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Skills in Long Term Care, Medication Administration, Assisted Living and Rehabilitation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Elder Care.
Pay by Experience Level for Certified Medication Aide
An entry-level Certified Medication Aide with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.59 based on 286 salaries. An early career Certified Medication Aide with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.04 based on 570 salaries. A mid-career Certified Medication Aide with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.69 based on 326 salaries. An experienced Certified Medication Aide with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.05 based on 308 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Certified Medication Aide in their job title in Overland Park, Kansas earn an average of 8.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (3.9% more) and Omaha, Nebraska (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Wichita, Kansas (1.0% less).
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