Updated August 18, 2021
Average Certified Medical Aide Salary
$14.25 hourly
$29,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$23,000 yearly
$23,000
10 %
$29,000
Median
$38,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$38,000
$3,167
$18
75th Percentile
$33,000
$2,750
$16
Average
$29,635
$2,470
$14
25th Percentile
$25,000
$2,083
$12
10th Percentile
$23,000
$1,917
$11

Average Certified Medical Aide Salary By State

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Certified Medical Aide average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$23,559
$11.33
Alaska
$53,859
$25.89
Arizona
$25,631
$12.32
Arkansas
$24,069
$11.57
California
$33,597
$16.15
Colorado
$29,260
$14.07
Connecticut
$40,164
$19.31
Delaware
$32,844
$15.79
District of Columbia
$31,081
$14.94
Florida
$32,222
$15.49
Georgia
$23,192
$11.15
Hawaii
$43,037
$20.69
Idaho
$23,433
$11.27
Illinois
$28,170
$13.54
Indiana
$29,988
$14.42
Iowa
$30,351
$14.59
Kansas
$26,680
$12.83
Kentucky
$25,709
$12.36
Louisiana
$22,883
$11.00
Maine
$33,590
$16.15
Maryland
$30,690
$14.75
Massachusetts
$40,357
$19.40
Michigan
$34,156
$16.42
Minnesota
$28,917
$13.90
Mississippi
$22,764
$10.94
Missouri
$24,588
$11.82
Montana
$25,878
$12.44
Nebraska
$25,418
$12.22
Nevada
$31,184
$14.99
New Hampshire
$31,808
$15.29
New Jersey
$30,793
$14.80
New Mexico
$30,688
$14.75
New York
$44,271
$21.28
North Carolina
$22,593
$10.86
North Dakota
$29,700
$14.28
Ohio
$27,541
$13.24
Oklahoma
$25,034
$12.04
Oregon
$31,983
$15.38
Pennsylvania
$28,795
$13.84
Rhode Island
$34,568
$16.62
South Carolina
$23,034
$11.07
South Dakota
$24,884
$11.96
Tennessee
$22,237
$10.69
Texas
$27,229
$13.09
Utah
$24,040
$11.56
Vermont
$31,887
$15.33
Virginia
$28,647
$13.77
Washington
$30,943
$14.88
West Virginia
$25,991
$12.50
Wisconsin
$29,265
$14.07
Wyoming
$27,232
$13.09

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Highest Paying Cities For Certified Medical Aide

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Eugene, OR
$33,373
$16.04
Las Cruces, NM
$31,219
$15.01
Linden, NJ
$30,927
$14.87
Austin, TX
$27,440
$13.19
Topeka, KS
$26,733
$12.85
Grand Island, NE
$25,364
$12.19

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How much does a Certified Medical Aide make?

  • The average certified medical aide makes $29,635 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a certified medical aide is $14.25.
  • The average entry-level certified medical aide salary is $23,000.
  • Highest paying states for certified medical aide are Alaska ($53,859), New York ($44,271), Hawaii ($53,859) and Massachusetts ($53,859).
  • Highest paying cities for certified medical aide are Eugene, OR ($33,373), Las Cruces, NM, Linden, NJ, Austin, TX and Topeka, KS.
  • Certified medical aides on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $38,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $33,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $25,000
  • Industries with the highest certified medical aide salaries are health care, non profits and finance.

Average Certified Medical Aide Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $29,600
    $14.25
    +3.6%
    2020
    $28,600
    $13.74
    +3.4%
    2019
    $27,600
    $13.27
    +3.3%
    2018
    $26,700
    $12.83
    +2.4%
    2017
    $26,100
    $12.53
    +0.8%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    PRN

    Avg. salary: $51,848

    A PRN or a "pro re nata" employee is responsible for covering a shift or a specific situation, especially during short-staffing or the need to complete a particular task. The PRNs often work for a medical industry without a regular or full-time commitment, having the freedom to manage their time and take multiple assignments from different organizations. A PRN must have excellent communication and organization skills, providing quality healthcare services to the patients and the organization.
    70,773 PRN Jobs
    Patients Transporter

    Avg. salary: $25,063

    A patients transporter is responsible for transporting patients from one place to assigned healthcare facilities to receive medical care and treatment. Patients transporters assist with moving the patients, such as on wheelchairs and beds, depending on their conditions. They also deliver laboratory tests, medical equipment, specimens, and other medical-related records to different institutions advised by healthcare management. A patients transporter must always adhere to the regulatory procedures to maintain safe and secure operations, especially on ensuring patients' comfort during transportation.
    103,360 Patients Transporter Jobs
    Patient Sitter

    Avg. salary: $22,531

    The primary job of a patient sitter is to provide patients with care and companionship. You will be responsible for a few duties that always include supervising patients, assisting them with basic personal hygiene and care, and monitoring their vital signs. As a patient sitter, you are expected to refrain from doing unauthorized or additional functions, identifying changes in patient's conditions, and maintaining patient information confidentiality. You are also expected to comply with relevant standards, procedures, and policies.
    145,915 Patient Sitter Jobs
    Nurse Technician

    Avg. salary: $31,056

    Nurse technicians, also known as nursing aides, assistants, or attendants, usually work in clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. Primarily, they help a registered nurse by providing essential mobility, care, and support to patients. Everyday routine duties include maintaining patients' hygiene and moving them using wheelchairs or stretchers around the facility for their meals, treatment, events, and other activities. They do tasks that help improve a patient's comfort level and become their caregivers in the long run. This job requires a high school diploma along with the completed certified nursing assistant (CNA) program.
    188,999 Nurse Technician Jobs
    Aide

    Avg. salary: $28,743

    Aides are personal employees of their clients who commonly have health issues that render them unable to do certain tasks. They help out their clients with activities they may need assistance in. They may do personal errands such as grocery shopping, cleaning, and cooking. They also provide care for their clients by helping them bathe, dress, brush their teeth, and other personal hygiene activities. Aides also help their clients walk, sit, and eat if their clients' motor functions are compromised. Aides are expected to be patient, caring, and trustworthy.
    50,522 Aide Jobs
    Nurses' Aide

    Avg. salary: $27,847

    A nurses' aide is responsible for providing healthcare and welfare assistance to patients in long-term care facilities while under the supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed colleague with extensive expertise. A nurses' aide is mostly involved in basic hygienic tasks, such as helping a patient in bathing and dressing, using the toilet, preparing meals, feeding, and performing basic chores. It is also vital for a nurses' aide to coordinate with supervisors, reporting any changes in a patients' condition or behavior.
    125,239 Nurses' Aide Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    PRN
    $51,848
    $4,321
    $24.93
    70,773
    Patients Transporter
    $25,063
    $2,089
    $12.05
    103,360
    Patient Sitter
    $22,531
    $1,878
    $10.83
    145,915
    Nurse Technician
    $31,056
    $2,588
    $14.93
    188,999
    Aide
    $28,743
    $2,395
    $13.82
    50,522
    Nurses' Aide
    $27,848
    $2,321
    $13.39
    125,239
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    Certified Medical Aide Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a certified medical aide can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Certified Medical Aides The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a certified medical aide, being employed by a company such as Care Initiatives or Life Care Centers of America would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Sunrise Senior Living Management and Wesleyan Homes Chris G. Spence Administrative Center also report highly competitive salaries for certified medical aides.
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    Recently Added Certified Medical Aide Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Avamere Family of Companies
    Certified Medication Aide
    Certified Medication Aide
    Ione, OR
    08/31/2021
    $42,053
    08/31/2021
    Avalon Health Care Group
    Certified Medication Aide
    Certified Medication Aide
    Medford, OR
    08/27/2021
    $42,053
    08/27/2021
    ABCM Corp
    Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
    Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
    Sigourney, IA
    08/26/2021
    $31,305
    08/26/2021
    Saber Healthcare Group, LLC
    Certified Medication Aide-Weekly Pay
    Certified Medication Aide-Weekly Pay
    Wilmington, NC
    08/25/2021
    $40,697
    08/25/2021
    Nexion Health Management
    Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
    Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
    Duncanville, TX
    08/21/2021
    $30,262
    08/21/2021
    Bickford Senior Living
    Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
    Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
    Overland Park, KS
    08/20/2021
    $33,392
    08/20/2021
    Spanish Cove Retirement Village
    Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
    Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
    Yukon, OK
    08/16/2021
    $30,262
    08/16/2021
    Bickford Senior Living
    Certified Medication Aide (CMA)/Qualified Medication Aide/Medication Technician
    Certified Medication Aide (CMA)/Qualified Medication Aide/Medication Technician
    Portage, MI
    08/16/2021
    $33,392
    08/16/2021
    Five Star Quality Care, Inc.
    Certified Medication Aide
    Certified Medication Aide
    Trenton, NJ
    08/11/2021
    $35,479
    08/11/2021
    Pacific Retirement Services
    Certified Medication Aide-New Wages
    Certified Medication Aide-New Wages
    Medford, OR
    08/06/2021
    $40,697
    08/06/2021

    Average Certified Medical Aide Salary by Demographic

    Certified Medical Aide Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $31,645
    female-income
    Female Income
    $30,590
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$31,645
    Female$30,590
    Median Certified Medical Aide Income by Race
    Asian certified medical aides have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White certified medical aides have the lowest average salary at $30,516.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$30,516
    Black or African American$30,639
    Asian$32,111
    Hispanic or Latino$31,139
    Average Certified Medical Aide Salary by Education Level
    Certified medical aides with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $39,736 annually. With a Bachelors degree, certified medical aides earn a median annual income of $32,267 compared to $31,377 for certified medical aides with an Associate degree.
    $40,000
    $32,000
    $24,000
    $16,000
    $8,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$30,590
    Master's Degree$39,736
    Bachelor's Degree$32,267
    Some College/ Associate Degree$31,377