The average rate for a Compounding Pharmacy Technician is $15.28 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Sterile compounding, Aseptic Processing, and Order Inventory.
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$28,000 - $50,684
(Median)
$28K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,064
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$11.64 - $20.54
(Median)
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,000 - $50,684  
   
Bonus
$49.13 - $4,096  
Profit Sharing
$432.00  
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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$24,730 - $45,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $20.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03  
Overtime
$15.94 - $30.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$49.13 - $4,096  
   
Profit Sharing
$432.00  
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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$24,730 - $45,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 424
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%



National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Compounding Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Sterile compounding
up arrow 21%

Aseptic Processing
up arrow 16%

Order Inventory
up arrow 10%



Insurance
up arrow 5%

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

Typing
0%

National Average
$33,000

Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%


Compounding Pharmacy
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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