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Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salary

Average Compounding Pharmacy Technicians in the United States make around $14.64 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although the greater part have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Compounding Pharmacy Technicians is high. The vast majority (80 percent) of Compounding Pharmacy Technicians who took the survey are female. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$21,639 - $48,631
(Median)
$22K
$33K
$49K
MEDIAN: $33,344
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$10.86 - $19.41
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$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,639 - $48,631  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,559  
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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$23,006 - $41,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.86 - $19.41  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $28.68  
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 - $1,559  
   
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).
)
$23,006 - $41,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 450

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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 only report a few specific skills. Retail Pharmacy and Compounding are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Compounding and Retail Pharmacy. Compounding and Retail Pharmacy are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $29K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $33K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Compounding Pharmacy Technicians make $35K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $36K.

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Experience Affects Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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 70 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 38%