Average Hourly Rate for Pharmerica Corporation Employees

Pharmerica Corporation offers employees an average of $14.34 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $21.13. Though where you live and what you do at the company do impact pay, how long you've been working is the primary influence on employee salary at Pharmerica Corporation. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Pharmerica Corporation typically pays:
below market
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Employer: Pharmerica Corporation
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Pharmacy Technician (7)
$8.94 - $17.77  
[-]Pharmacy Technician (7)
Hourly Rate$8.94 - $17.77  
[+]Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) (7)
$9.59 - $19.40  
[+]Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) (7)
Hourly Rate$9.59 - $19.40  
[+]Pharmacy Technician, Lead (2)
$13.29 - $23.26  
[+]Pharmacy Technician, Lead (2)
Hourly Rate$13.29 - $23.26  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $13.76. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $12.36. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Pharmerica Corporation employees (29 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn around $16.15 per hour.


Median pay is highest in Longmont ($19.07 per hour), followed by Phoenix (approximately $14.79), Tallahassee ($10.93), and Grove City ($10.39). Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — $20.25 per hour on average.


Pharmacy Technician, Leads earn the highest median pay at approximately $19.29, followed by Certified Pharmacy Technicians (about $14.43) and Pharmacy Technicians ($11.17).

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Certified certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $15.03 and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Pharmacy Technicians with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at $14.46 per hour. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Pharmerica Corporation — these employees make the most at about $15.64 per hour.


Skill-wise, employees who report Data Entry as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $14.16 on average. A common skill in Pharmerica Corporation's work force is Long Term Care; roughly two-fifths of survey participants report using it on the job. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Customer Service, Typing, and Data Processing.

Benefits and Perks

Pharmerica Corporation lets only 38 percent take paid vacation and only 31 percent take sick leave. A solid majority of workers save for retirement through Pharmerica Corporation's 401(k) plan. Most workers can count on health insurance, and a fair portion of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Pharmerica Corporation


58 %
43 %
Hourly Rate
$11 - $20
Hourly Rate
$11 - $17
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

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