A Pharmaceutical Technician earns an average wage of $13.03 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$27,000 - $70,000
$27K
$39K
$70K
MEDIAN: $39,046
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$9.70 - $20.91
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$13
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,000 - $70,000  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$21,827 - $46,510  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $20.91  
   
Overtime
$29.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$21,827 - $46,510  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Pharmaceutical Technician

Pharmaceutical technicians typically work on teams in retail, hospitals, nursing homes, and physicians' offices under the direction and guidance of a licensed pharmacist. Good personal hygiene and sterile hands and equipment are necessary in this position, and uniforms and covered footwear are also required in these facilities.

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Pharmaceutical Technician Tasks

  • Select, prepare and stock medications and supplies.
  • Collect patient information for prescription and billing.
  • Prepare dosage medications for dispensing into bottles and unit dose packaging.
  • Assist in preparing and dispensing medication under direct supervision of Pharmacist.

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Key Stats for Pharmaceutical Technician

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Pharmaceutical Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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