$26,467
Avg. Salary
$12.23
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Medication Aide is $12.23 per hour.

The average pay for a Medication Aide is $26,467 per year.

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$9.82
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$12.23
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$15.10
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MEDIAN $12.23
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$19k
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$41k
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MEDIAN $26,467
$19,381 - $40,525
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MEDIAN: $26,467
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$0$40K
Salary $19,381 - $40,525
Bonus $0.00 - $1,192
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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$20,492 - $32,293
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $9.82 - $15.10
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $11.80 - $20.88
Annual Data $0$32K
Bonus $0.00 - $1,192
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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$20,492 - $32,293
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,062

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.

Medication Aide Pay By Employer

$0$31K

$22,621

Brookdale
16 profiles
$23,761

$24,587

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

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 Clinton:
"I love working with my residents."
Pros: The daily interactions with the residents.
Cons: The lack of communication when the ball is dropped.

Medication Aide:
I enjoy working at Envilant as a. RCP and MA. The biggest pro is working with and for the residents. The biggest con is starting pay is based on opinions not experience or work ethics. Benefits are what you pay for.

Medication Aide in Omaha:
"Great."
Pros: The patients
Cons: The cold

Medication Aide in Omaha:
"Good."
Pros: It's a great city.
Cons: Traffic to big high crime rates.

Medication Aide in Syracuse:
"Good."
Pros: The residents.
Cons:

Medication Aide in Phoenix:
"Aware, Inc is only open for top player to make money."
I would have to say stay far away from this company. The peopme you care for are great. The top players are only here for the money today. Times have changed alot!

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
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Medication Aide Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$26,000

▼1%

▼1%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Medication Aide Salaries

medication
▲8%


National Average
$26,000

CNA
▼4%

Medication aide
▼4%

Home Health/Home Care
▼4%

Medical Terminology
▼4%

Medication Administration
▼5%

▼6%

Medical Records
▼12%

Assisted Living
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 47%