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Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salary

Median pay for Compounding Pharmacy Technicians in the United States is around $14.70 per hour. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Most Compounding Pharmacy Technicians survey respondents are women (78 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,500 - $49,513
(Median)
$22K
$32K
$50K
MEDIAN: $32,408
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$10.94 - $19.54
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,500 - $49,513  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,995  
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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$23,151 - $42,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.94 - $19.54  
   
Overtime
$14.43 - $29.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,995  
   
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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$23,151 - $42,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 449

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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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Typical Compounding Pharmacy Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Retail Pharmacy and Compounding are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Compounding and Retail Pharmacy. Experience with Compounding is often linked with 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.


For Compounding Pharmacy Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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 $33K. Compounding Pharmacy Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $35K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $37K.

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Experience Affects Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

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
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 37%
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