Average Entry-Level Medication Aide Hourly Pay

$11.56
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$50
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Medication Aide is $11.56.
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$9.38
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$11.56
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$14.59
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$18 - $215
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Job Description for Medication Aide

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

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Popular Skills for Medication Aide

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

Pay by Experience Level for Medication Aide

An early career Medication Aide with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.29 based on 452 salaries. A mid-career Medication Aide with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.16 based on 221 salaries. An experienced Medication Aide with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.15 based on 234 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 993 survey responses.
Early Career
45.5%
Mid Career
22.3%
Experienced
23.6%
Late Career
8.7%