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.

$18,371 - $48,721
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$30K
$49K
MEDIAN: $29,814
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$9.78 - $15.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,371 - $48,721  
   
Bonus
$99.10 - $1,244  
Profit Sharing
$473.10  
Commission
$300.00  
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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$20,344 - $34,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $15.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.68  
Overtime
$13.49 - $25.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$99.10 - $1,244  
   
Commission
$300.00  
Profit Sharing
$473.10  
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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$20,344 - $34,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,189

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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

National Average: $25,861

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Savannah:
Ask as many questions as possible. Explore all options for a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Never be intimidated by something you've never done before.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Milwaukee:
"Change is good."
In pharmacy, it's good to perfect what you know, but don't be afraid to switch companies or toles every 2 to 3 years. Technicians who do this tend to make 50% more over the course of their lifetime. You will pick up additional skills to make you valuable and while you might get a 2 to 3% raise each year with your employer, you could get 8-10% or more by switching jobs.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Longview:
"Some places eat your soul..."
Find a good place to work! Make sure your co-workers will be team players.

Key Stats for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 360 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) Salaries


Long Term Care
▲12%

Customer Service Metrics
▲5%


Retail
▼0%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼0%

National Average
$26,000

▼1%

▼1%

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 360 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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