The average wage for a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) is $12.34 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) Total Pay (?
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$20,160 - $42,162
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MEDIAN: $29,984
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Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) Total Pay (?
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$9.10 - $16.94
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,160 - $42,162  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
Profit Sharing
$96.63 - $2,570  
Commission
$3.70 - $5,152  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,081 - $36,837  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13,286
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.10 - $16.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.65  
Overtime
$12.16 - $26.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
   
Commission
$3.70 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$96.63 - $2,570  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,081 - $36,837  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13,286
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Job Description for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)
The role of the pharmacy technician is to assist the pharmacist in the filling of prescriptions, ordering of medications, communications with medical offices, customer service, and overall operations of the pharmacy. Pharmacy technicians may work in retail, mail-order or hospital settings. In the hospital, pharmacy technicians have the added duties of IV medication preparation and medication delivery throughout the hospital. Pharmacy technician training can be completed by a certificate or 2-year A.S. degree program. Upon completion, a student can sit for the national pharmacy certification exam, and use the initials CPhT upon passing. Many states also require licensing of pharmacy technicians in addition to national certification. Certification and licensing must be renewed every 2 years, and requires the completion of continuing education for renewal. Pharmacy technicians work solely indoors, but may come into contact with hazardous materials, such as chemotherapy medications. The ideal pharmacy technician has great people skills, is organized, and has good math skills. Work hours vary, and often include nights, holidays, and weekends. Pharmacy technicians are always in high demand, and command a salary in the range of 10-14 dollars an hour starting out.
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) Tasks
  • Prepare dosage medications for dispensing into bottles and unit dose packaging.
  • Assist in preparing and dispensing medication under direct supervision of Pharmacist.
  • Select, prepare and stock medications and supplies.
  • Collect patient information for prescription and billing.
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$26,000
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Gender
Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 35%
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