Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salary (United States)

Compounding Pharmacy Technicians in the United States typically take home $14.59 per hour. The range in pay spans from $10.27 per hour to $19.47. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. While some workers in this profession—40 percent—do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and 44 percent have dental insurance. For the most part, Compounding Pharmacy Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salary (?
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$23,583 - $46,243
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MEDIAN: $32,999
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Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salary (?
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$10.27 - $19.47
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,583 - $46,243  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $1,526  
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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$21,846 - $41,791  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $19.47  
   
Overtime
$13.68 - $29.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $1,526  
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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$21,846 - $41,791  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 416
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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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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 less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $29K to $33K. Compensation is $35K after 10 to 20 years. After two decades on the job, Compounding Pharmacy Technicians see salary growth dwindle, averaging $36K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 22 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
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Dallas
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National Average
$31,000
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For Compounding Pharmacy Technicians, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Compounding Pharmacy Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+12 percent). With compensation 1 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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$31,000
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Skills That Affect Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salaries

National Average
$31,000
Retail Pharmacy
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 40%
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