The average rate for a Hospital Pharmacy Technician is $14.26 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Chemotherapy and IV Admixture. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Hospital Pharmacy Technician Total Pay (?
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$23,018 - $42,646
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MEDIAN: $31,581
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Hospital Pharmacy Technician Total Pay (?
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$10.34 - $19.25
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,018 - $42,646  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
Profit Sharing
$2.21 - $1,007  
Total Pay (?
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$21,742 - $41,252  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $19.25  
   
Overtime
$12.75 - $29.91  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.21 - $1,007  
Total Pay (?
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$21,742 - $41,252  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,250
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Job Description for Hospital Pharmacy Technician
Hospitals dispense a large quantity of medications to many different patients in the course of a day. Hospital pharmacy technicians play a large role in this part of a hospital or clinic's operation; they work with the prescriptions written by doctors to ensure that caregiving staff are provided with necessary information and doses of the proper medications as required.
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Hospital 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.
Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Pharmacy Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Diego
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Dallas
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Houston
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Chicago
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National Average
$30,000
Atlanta
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Jacksonville
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Experience Affects Hospital Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Hospital Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Chemotherapy
up arrow 42%
IV Admixture
up arrow 15%
Hospital pharmacy
0%
National Average
$30,000
Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 1%
Compounding
up arrow 4%
Data Entry
up arrow 4%
Customer Service
up arrow 17%
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 139 votes.
Gender
Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%
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