Entry-Level Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) Salary
Pay for Entry-Level Certified Pharmacy Technicians sits in the ballpark of $12.29 per hour. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a little more than half and dental coverage is claimed by close to one-half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$18,371 - $48,721|
|Bonus||$99.10 - $1,244|
|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).)
|$20,344 - $34,604|
|Hourly Rate||$9.78 - $15.90|
|Overtime||$13.49 - $25.14|
|Bonus||$99.10 - $1,244|
|Total Pay (||$20,344 - $34,604|
Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)
CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Walgreen Co., and The Kroger Company are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Certified Pharmacy Technicians. Entry-Level Certified Pharmacy Technicians flock to CVS Caremark Corporation for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $29K lead the pack in compensation; however, CVS Caremark Corporation also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $20K at one end to $44K at the other end. Omnicare, Inc, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Costco Wholesale Company are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Entry-Level Certified Pharmacy Technicians earning around $28K, $27K, or $26K at each firm, respectively.
The consistently lowest paying firm is Rite Aid Corp, where the median salary is just $21K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $18K to $34K. Other low-paying employers include Fred's Pharmacy at $21K and Rite Aid Pharmacy at $22K, though 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 24 percent greater than the national average, Phoenix offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Certified Pharmacy Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+20 percent), Boston (+15 percent), New York (+14 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 5 percent below the national average.
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