Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salary

Compounding Pharmacy Technicians in the United States take home approximately $14.73 per hour on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and just over two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Most Compounding Pharmacy Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Compounding Pharmacy Technicians survey respondents are women (78 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,270 - $49,844
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,748
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$11.04 - $19.58
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,270 - $49,844  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,997  
Total Pay (?
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$23,333 - $42,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.04 - $19.58  
   
Overtime
$14.75 - $29.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,997  
   
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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$23,333 - $42,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 462
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, Customer Service, Retail Pharmacy, and Compounding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Compounding and Retail Pharmacy. Compounding and Retail Pharmacy are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Compounding Pharmacy Technician

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


Compounding Pharmacy Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $29K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $33K. Compounding Pharmacy Technicians bring in $35K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Compounding Pharmacy Technicians with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $37K.

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Experience Affects Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Order Inventory
up arrow 16%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

National Average
$31,000

Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 4%

Compounding
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 37%
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