Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salary

Compounding Pharmacy Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.72 per hour. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the greater part have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, more than a third claim no health benefits at all. Female Compounding Pharmacy Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$23,270 - $49,844
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$23K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,748
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$11.01 - $19.62
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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 - $1,970  
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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$23,283 - $42,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.01 - $19.62  
   
Overtime
$14.75 - $29.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,970  
   
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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$23,283 - $42,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 463
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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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Survey takers who work as Compounding Pharmacy Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, Customer Service, Retail Pharmacy, and Compounding are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Compounding and Retail Pharmacy. It is not unusual for someone who knows Compounding to be familiar with 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $29K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $33K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $35K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $37K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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 8%

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: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 37%
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