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Hospital Pharmacy Technician Salary

The average rate for a Hospital Pharmacy Technician is $14.29 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Chemotherapy, IV Admixture, and Oncology. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
$21,842 - $40,845
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MEDIAN: $30,960
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$10.41 - $19.28
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$21,842 - $40,845  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $755  
Profit Sharing
$25.43 - $807  
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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$21,939 - $41,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.41 - $19.28  
   
Overtime
$9.00 - $28.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $755  
   
Profit Sharing
$25.43 - $807  
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).
)
$21,939 - $41,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 854
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Pharmacy Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Hospital Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Hospital Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Chemotherapy
up arrow 58%

IV Admixture
up arrow 23%

Oncology
up arrow 20%

Data Entry
0%

National Average
$30,000

Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 1%

Hospital pharmacy
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%