A Pharmacy Technician earns an average wage of $11.08 per hour. A skill in Inventory Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Pharmacy Technician Total Pay (?
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$18,714 - $46,443
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MEDIAN: $30,399
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Pharmacy Technician Total Pay (?
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$8.33 - $16.44
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,714 - $46,443  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $922  
Profit Sharing
$6.07 - $2,993  
Commission
$98.26 - $1,465  
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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$17,430 - $36,564  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10,917
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.33 - $16.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.29  
Overtime
$10.27 - $25.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $922  
   
Commission
$98.26 - $1,465  
Profit Sharing
$6.07 - $2,993  
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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$17,430 - $36,564  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10,917
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Technician
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National Average
$24,000
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Experience Affects Pharmacy Technician Salaries

National Average
$24,000

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries

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National Average
$24,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1329 votes.
Gender
Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 41%
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