Medication Aide Salary

Medication Aides in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $11.95 per hour for pay. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career length and the individual firm. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, nearly one-half have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. For the most part, Medication Aides enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$18,791 - $41,426
$19K
$25K
$41K
MEDIAN: $25,490
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50%
90%

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$9.64 - $14.87
$9
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $12.00
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$0$41K
Salary $18,791 - $41,426
Bonus $0.00 - $511
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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$20,151 - $31,850
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18
Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $9.64 - $14.87
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $6.16 - $20.45
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $0.00 - $511
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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$20,151 - $31,850
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 586

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.

Medication Aide Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Medication Aide


Brookdale attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $23K.

With a median salary of $22K, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. provides Medication Aides with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $27K, limiting employee salary growth.

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.

Medication Aide Reviews

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

Medication Aide in Virginia Beach:
"Assit seniors with daily living needs."
Pros: I have the responsibility of helping others.
Cons: N/a.

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Key Stats for Medication Aide

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Medication Aide Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

▲1%

▲1%

National Average
$25,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Medication Aide Salaries

medication
▲10%


National Average
$25,000

CNA
▼2%

Medication aide
▼2%

Home Health/Home Care
▼2%

Medical Terminology
▼2%

Medication Administration
▼3%

▼4%

Medical Records
▼10%

Assisted Living
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 44%