Pharmacy Technician Salary

A Pharmacy Technician earns an average wage of $12.03 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Long Term Care and Systems Computer/Console Operations. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$19,444 - $47,118

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$8.89 - $17.40

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,444 - $47,118  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $799  
Profit Sharing
$48.48 - $2,959  
Commission
$100.00 - $1,720  
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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$18,616 - $37,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 917
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.89 - $17.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.26  
Overtime
$10.81 - $26.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $799  
   
Commission
$100.00 - $1,720  
Profit Sharing
$48.48 - $2,959  
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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$18,616 - $37,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12,233
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Job Description for Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians work primarily for independent pharmacies or pharmaceutical departments of drug stores, such as CVS or Walgreens, and may also work at hospitals or clinics which dispense medication directly to patients.

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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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Pharmacy Technician Reviews

What is it like working as a Pharmacy Technician?

Pharmacy Technician in Pittsburgh:
"Stress level/ Teamwork."
Pros: Teamwork, hours of operation, overall atmosphere, fairness with supervisors/managers.
Cons: Being on my feet literally for 8 straight hours. Repetitive movement resulting in upper back pain, knee pain and aching feet.

Pharmacy Technician in Cleveland:
Pros: I love what do! Handling the customers one on one. I like that my job very from day to day because there is so much to do.
Cons: It is no order at my job and we are extremely short staff not enough people working so we can't get anything done.

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Experience Affects Pharmacy Technician Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries






Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Phone Support
up arrow 2%

Computer Service
up arrow 2%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 1%

Composite Fillings
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$26,000

Retail Pharmacy
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Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1689 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 38%
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