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Certified Medical Aide Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$30,000
$25,000
$30,000
$36,000
Did you know that the average certified medical aide makes $30,965 per year? That's valued at $14.89 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $26,000 and $36,000, meaning certified medical aides have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most certified medical aides find a job with health care and non profits companies, while others work for energy, manufacturing, and finance companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. New York, Hawaii and Massachusetts are the top states in the U.S. to pay certified medical aides the highest salaries.
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Map of Certified Medical Aide Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Certified Medical Aides earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Certified Medical Aide Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New York, Hawaii and Massachusetts, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for certified medical aides. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Missouri, Texas, and Arkansas.

City
Average Salary
Portland, ME
Portland, ME
$38,817
$39k
Paramus, NJ
Paramus, NJ
$36,361
$36k
Medford, OR
Medford, OR
$34,161
$34k
Fredericksburg, VA
Fredericksburg, VA
$32,233
$32k
Peoria, AZ
Peoria, AZ
$31,714
$32k
Kearney, NE
Kearney, NE
$30,741
$31k
Des Moines, IA
Des Moines, IA
$30,709
$31k
Fort Wayne, IN
Fort Wayne, IN
$30,091
$30k
Sioux Falls, SD
Sioux Falls, SD
$29,950
$30k
Garden City, KS
Garden City, KS
$28,616
$29k

High Paying Certified Medical Aide Jobs

Average Certified Medical Aide Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a certified medical aide, being employed by a company such as Sanford Health or Signature HealthCARE would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Life Care Centers of America and LifeCare also report highly competitive salaries for certified medical aides.

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Certified Medical Aide Salary History

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    Average Certified Medical Aide Pay By Industry

    The salary for a certified medical aide can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for certified medical aides tend to be found in energy, manufacturing, and finance companies. In fact, certified medical aides can make a yearly salary of $32,489 while working for energy companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Energy
    Energy
    $32,489
    $32k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $31,933
    $32k
    Finance
    Finance
    $31,167
    $31k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $30,747
    $31k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $29,473
    $29k

    Certified Medical Aide Salary By Experience Level

    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.

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    $34,436
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    $21,392
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    Eugene, OR
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    $45,914
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    Eugene, OR
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    $45,914
    $45,914
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    Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
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    Conroe, TX
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    10/15/2020
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    $40,029
    $40,029
    10/15/2020
    University of Texas Medical Branch
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    Beaumont, TX
    Beaumont, TX
    10/03/2020
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    $24,240
    $24,240
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    Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
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    Alpharetta, GA
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    $27,131
    $27,131
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