Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salary

Median pay for Compounding Pharmacy Technicians in the United States is around $14.83 per hour. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Compounding Pharmacy Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. Most Compounding Pharmacy Technicians survey respondents are women (76 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,387 - $50,124
(Median)
$23K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,891
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$11.07 - $19.45
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$11
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,387 - $50,124  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,433  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$23,419 - $42,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $19.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03  
Overtime
$14.72 - $29.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,433  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$23,419 - $42,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 529
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Job Description for Compounding Pharmacy Technician

Compounding pharmacy technicians are in charge of compounding different medications for patient use, keeping accurate medication records, and working with different insurance and medical providers to ensure the best possible patient treatment and support at every step. One of their main duties include packaging and labeling medications; in addition, they also prepare and mix intravenous medications as needed. Compounding pharmacy technicians must explain how medication works to patients and try to solve patient inquiries in a timely manner. They escalate patient issues as required and pass along complaints and other matters to pharmacy executives.

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Compounding Pharmacy Technician 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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Compounding Pharmacy Technicians seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Sterile compounding, Order Inventory, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 16 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Insurance, Retail Pharmacy, and Compounding. Competency in Compounding frequently indicates knowledge of Retail Pharmacy.

Pay by Experience Level for Compounding Pharmacy Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $29K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $33K. Compounding Pharmacy Technicians bring in $35K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $37K.

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Experience Affects Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 11%


National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Sterile compounding
up arrow 28%

Order Inventory
up arrow 16%

Data Entry
up arrow 10%

Aseptic Processing
up arrow 8%

Inventory Control
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Typing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$32,000

Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 4%

Compounding
up arrow 4%

Insurance
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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