Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $13.84 per hour. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $11.05 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make approximately $16.80 per hour on average.
By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $17.50 per hour.
Certified Pharmacy Technicians are awarded the highest paychecks, with average compensation nearing about $14.45 per hour; Pharmacy Technicians are next on the list, bringing in close to $12.98 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Certifieds are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $16.75 per hour. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Pharmerica Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach around $15.64 per hour.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Customer Service; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $14.79 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Long Term Care; more than a third consider it a key competency. Data Entry, Typing, and Retail Pharmacy are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only one in three workers. A 401(k) program is available, and a strong majority of survey participants use it to save for retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for a fair number of respondents, and for a fair number of workers, dental coverage is too. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, free drinks, and a casual working environment.