Average Medication Aide Hourly Pay

$12.83
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$97
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The average hourly pay for a Medication Aide is $12.83.
10%
$10.06
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$12.83
90%
$15.77
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What Do Medication Aides Do?

Medication Aide Tasks
  • Store, distribute, administer, and discontinue medication.
  • Maintain patient care records including reporting changes of individuals' conditions.

Job Satisfaction for Medication Aide

3.6 out of 5
(166)
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The top respondents for the job title Medication Aide are from the companies Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Brookdale and Brookdale Living Communities, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Trilogy Health Services, LLC where the average pay is $15.35. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sava Senior Care and Dallas Retirement Village, earning around $13.44 and $13.11, respectively. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. pays the lowest at around $11.00. Brookdale Living Communities, Inc. and Brookdale also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.50 and $11.69, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Medication Aides?

Skills in Medication Administration, Assisted Living, Long Term Care and Medical Terminology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Elder Care.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Medication Aides?

An entry-level Medication Aide with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.78 based on 57 salaries. An early career Medication Aide with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.37 based on 432 salaries. A mid-career Medication Aide with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.25 based on 216 salaries. An experienced Medication Aide with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.23 based on 232 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Employees with Medication Aide in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 11.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (10.8% more) and Omaha, Nebraska (4.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (5.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,023 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.6%
Early Career
42.2%
Mid Career
21.1%
Experienced
22.7%
Late Career
8.4%