Entry-Level Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) Salary
Entry-Level Certified Pharmacy Technicians pull down an average of $12.45 per hour. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Entry-Level Certified Pharmacy Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Certified Pharmacy Technicians making up 79 percent. While just over two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and one-half have dental, as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$19,051 - $46,208|
|Bonus||$101.37 - $1,035|
|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).)
|$20,532 - $34,905|
|Hourly Rate||$9.87 - $16.14|
|Overtime||$13.67 - $25.53|
|Bonus||$101.37 - $1,035|
|Total Pay (||$20,532 - $34,905|
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) Job Listings
Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)
CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Walgreen Co., and The Kroger Company are all popular places to work. CVS Caremark Corporation does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $29K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $20K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $44K. Other big spenders include Omnicare, Inc, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Costco Wholesale Company, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Certified Pharmacy Technicians see paychecks nearing $28K, $27K, or $26K.
Offering a median salary of only $21K, Rite Aid Corp gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $18K to $34K isn't that wide, either. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Fred's Pharmacy at $21K, and Rite Aid Pharmacy where $22K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Certified Pharmacy Technicians there earn up to $32K.
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for Entry-Level Certified Pharmacy Technicians that is 23 percent greater than the national average, Phoenix offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Certified Pharmacy Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+19 percent), Boston (+13 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Seattle (+13 percent). With compensation 6 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.
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