Average Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Certified Medication Technician (CMT) is $12.33.
MEDIAN $12.33
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $16
$26 - $1,100
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,250
Total Pay
$20,818 - $33,270

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Job Description for Certified Medication Technician (CMT)

Certified Medication Technician (CMT) 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Medication Technician (CMT)

The top respondents for the job title Certified Medication Technician (CMT) are from the companies Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Diversicare and Brookdale. Reported salaries are highest at Lutheran Senior Services where the average pay is $13.03. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Diversicare, earning around $12.72. Brookdale pays the lowest at around $10.80. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.80.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Certified Medication Technician (CMT). Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Certified Medication Technician (CMT)
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Medical Assistant (Certified)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Certified Medication Technician (CMT)

Skills in Medication Administration, Assisted Living, Long Term Care, Elder Care and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Medication Technician (CMT)

An entry-level Certified Medication Technician (CMT) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.58 based on 26 salaries. An early career Certified Medication Technician (CMT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.84 based on 311 salaries. A mid-career Certified Medication Technician (CMT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.28 based on 198 salaries. An experienced Certified Medication Technician (CMT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.91 based on 186 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $13.
Employees with Certified Medication Technician (CMT) in their job title in Louisville, Kentucky earn an average of 16.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (12.0% more) and Kansas City, Missouri (6.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (13.5% less) and Baltimore, Maryland (1.0% less).

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