Pharmacy Technician Salary (United States)

A Pharmacy Technician earns an average wage of $11.40 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Systems Computer/Console Operations, Long Term Care, and Inventory Management. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Pharmacy Technician Total Pay (?
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$19,128 - $47,216
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MEDIAN: $30,800
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Pharmacy Technician Total Pay (?
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$8.46 - $16.82
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,128 - $47,216  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $801  
Profit Sharing
$6.30 - $3,469  
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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$17,756 - $37,131  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10,302
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.46 - $16.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.29  
Overtime
$10.35 - $25.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $801  
   
Profit Sharing
$6.30 - $3,469  
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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$17,756 - $37,131  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10,302
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Job Description for Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians work in pharmacies and they primarily assist the pharmacist with whom they work. They help ensure that the pharmacy is running efficiently and is staying organized. Some of the duties of a technician include taking inventory, answering the phone, collecting patient information for insurance billing, restocking and ordering necessary supplies, and performing other administrative tasks.
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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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Experience Affects Pharmacy Technician Salaries

National Average
$25,000

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries

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Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 40%
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