Medication Aide Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$29,000
$24,000
$29,000
$35,000
The average Medication Aide makes about $29,179 per year. That's $14.03 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $24,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $35,000. Many of Medication Aides seem to be drawn to Health Care and Insurance companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case Medication Aides tend to work at Health Care, Finance, and Non Profits companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that New York, Massachusetts and Hawaii pay Medication Aides the highest salaries.
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Map of Medication Aide Salaries

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

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Average Medication Aide Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a Medication Aide is roughly $29,179 per year, which boils down to $14.03 per hour. Interestingly enough, Medication Aides have the highest salaries in Rochester, NY at about $40,903 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Rochester, NY is $27,000. Additionally, Medication Aides make more than the average salary in Minneapolis, MN, Milwaukee, WI, Manassas, VA, Grand Island, NE, and Zanesville, OH. On a more broad level, Medication Aide salaries are highest in New York, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island. On the contrary, Florida, Texas, and Arkansas offer the lowest Medication Aide salaries.

Average Medication Aide Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a Medication Aide, being employed by a company such as Lake Hospital System or Westminster Village would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Mayo Clinic and Tenet Healthcare also report highly competitive salaries for Medication Aides.

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Medication Aide Salary History

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Medication Aide Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Medication 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.

Recently Added Medication Aide Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Trained Medication Aide-3Rd Shift
Trained Medication Aide-3Rd Shift
06/16/2020
06/16/2020
$33,392
$33,392
06/16/2020
Medication Aide
Medication Aide
06/13/2020
06/13/2020
$35,166
$35,166
06/13/2020
Medication Aide
Medication Aide
06/10/2020
06/10/2020
$31,305
$31,305
06/10/2020
Medication Aide, Qmap
Medication Aide, Qmap
06/10/2020
06/10/2020
$27,131
$27,131
06/10/2020
Cassia
Cassia
Medication Aide, Qmap
Medication Aide, Qmap
Medication Aide, Qmap
06/09/2020
06/09/2020
$27,131
$27,131
06/09/2020
Qualified Medication Aide (QMA)
Qualified Medication Aide (QMA)
06/05/2020
06/05/2020
$41,740
$41,740
06/05/2020
Qualified Medication Aide (QMA)
Qualified Medication Aide (QMA)
06/03/2020
06/03/2020
$33,392
$33,392
06/03/2020
Medication Aide, CMT-Covid Taskforce
Medication Aide, CMT-Covid Taskforce
05/25/2020
05/25/2020
$35,479
$35,479
05/25/2020
Trained Medication Aide-TMA-Short Term Rehab
Trained Medication Aide-TMA-Short Term Rehab
05/21/2020
05/21/2020
$31,493
$31,493
05/21/2020
Medication Aide
Medication Aide
05/19/2020
05/19/2020
$39,653
$39,653
05/19/2020