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Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salary

The average Compounding Pharmacy Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $14.53 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Compounding Pharmacy Technicians is high. Most Compounding Pharmacy Technicians survey respondents are women (79 percent). Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$23,489 - $48,026
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$10.60 - $19.37
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,489 - $48,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
Profit Sharing
$666 - $2,150  
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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$22,529 - $41,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Hourly Rate
$10.60 - $19.37  
   
Overtime
$14.50 - $28.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$666 - $2,150  
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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$22,529 - $41,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 427
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Retail Pharmacy and Compounding are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Compounding. Those with knowledge of Compounding tend to be skilled in Retail Pharmacy as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Compounding Pharmacy Technician

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


For Compounding Pharmacy Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $29K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $32K. Compounding Pharmacy Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $35K. As Compounding Pharmacy Technicians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $38K.

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Experience Affects Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 3%

Compounding
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 40%