The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Medication Aide is $11.56.
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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. The patients will have different levels of physical and mental abilities, so it is important to be a caring and understanding…Read more
Medication Aide Tasks
- Store, distribute, administer, and discontinue medication.
- Maintain patient care records including reporting changes of individuals' conditions.
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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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