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Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salary (United States)

A typical Compounding Pharmacy Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.59 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — nearly two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$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  
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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Compounding Pharmacy Technicians who took the survey. 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. Employees educated in Compounding are typically practiced in Retail Pharmacy, too.

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 $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $35K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $36K. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly more than a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$31,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Compounding Pharmacy Technicians, San Diego offers exceptional salaries, 15 percent above the national average. Compounding Pharmacy Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 1 percent south of the national average, can be found in Houston.

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Experience Affects Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
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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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Highly satisfied
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%