Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salary

Median pay for Compounding Pharmacy Technicians in the United States is around $14.78 per hour. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Compounding Pharmacy Technicians making up 78 percent. Most Compounding Pharmacy Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,489 - $50,060

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$11.09 - $19.53

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,489 - $50,060  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$23,447 - $42,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.09 - $19.53  
   
Overtime
$14.73 - $29.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
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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$23,447 - $42,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 465
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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 results show that Compounding Pharmacy Technicians use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, Aseptic Processing, Customer Service, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Compounding and Retail Pharmacy. Retail Pharmacy is a skill commonly found among those who know Compounding.

Pay by Experience Level for Compounding Pharmacy Technician

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


Compounding Pharmacy Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Compounding Pharmacy Technicians make a median salary of $35K. Compounding Pharmacy Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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 19%

Aseptic Processing
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Data Entry
up arrow 7%

National Average
$31,000

Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 4%

Compounding
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 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
23%
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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