Certified Registered Medication Aide Salary

The larger portion of Certified Registered Medication Aides in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $12.12 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Certified Registered Medication Aides, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and a little more than half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by slightly less than half and dental coverage is claimed by close to a third. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,838 - $33,935
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MEDIAN: $23,864
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$9.78 - $15.22
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$0$33K
Salary $14,838 - $33,935
Bonus $200.00
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$20,360 - $32,741
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $9.78 - $15.22
Overtime $14.25 - $21.96
Annual Data $0$32K
Bonus $200.00
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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$20,360 - $32,741
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 335

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Job Description for Certified Registered Medication Aide

A certified medication aide is a certified nursing assistant (CNA) that has completed additional classroom training to be certified to dispense medications to patients while working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Training is usually 4 months, and includes 140 hours of supervised clinical practice. A certified medication aide must hold a high school diploma or GED, in addition to state CNA certification. The ideal certified medication aide is very detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated. Certified medication aides must be people-oriented, as they generally work with the geriatric population, in nursing homes, retirement communities, assisted-living facilities, and home health settings. The hours can vary, and include nights, weekends, and holidays. Generally work schedules are flexible, and can range from 4 to 12 hour days. Opportunities for overtime are plentiful. Working conditions are generally favorable. Work is indoors, but may require frequent standing and heavy lifting. Certified medication aides, as members of the healthcare field, are frequently in demand and are afforded an above-average salary based on experience. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)


Certified Registered Medication Aide Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Certified Registered Medication Aide


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Certified Registered Medication Aides' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Registered Nurse. The average Registered Nurse brings home $56K per year. As Certified Registered Medication Aides progress in their field, many go on to become Licensed Practical Nurses. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $38K per year. Another common career choice for Certified Registered Medication Aides is to move into a Medication Aide role. Typically, Medication Aides get paid $24K.

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Popular Skills for Certified Registered Medication Aide


Survey results suggest that Certified Registered Medication Aides put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Acute Care, Hospice, Geriatrics, and Elder Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Medicine / Surgery. It is often found that people who know Elder Care are also skilled in Acute Care and Hospice. A tool kit that includes Geriatrics also typically contains Hospice and Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Registered Medication Aide

Pay by Experience for a Certified Registered Medication Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Registered Medication Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 183 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Registered 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 85 salaries. An experienced Certified Registered 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 67 salaries. A Certified Registered 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 $31,000 based on 24 salaries.

Certified Registered Medication Aide Reviews

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

Certified Registered Medication Aide in Yankton:
Pros: Helps the elderly.
Cons: Not my dream job.

Certified Registered Medication Aide in Linton:
Pros: Middle management.
Cons: Lack of pay.

Certified Registered Medication Aide in Santa Barbara:
Pros: The mission and vision, support available.
Cons: Emotional fatigue. Deal with grief and death.

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Key Stats for Certified Registered Medication Aide

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Certified Registered Medication Aide Salaries

▲22%

▲1%

▲1%

National Average
$26,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Certified Registered Medication Aide Salaries

▲4%

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$26,000

Elder Care
▼2%

Medicine / Surgery
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 51%
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