The average wage for a Pharmacy Technician in Chicago, Illinois is $13.07 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Medical Records, Mail Order Pharmacy, and Inventory Management. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$28,800 - $40,000
$34K
MEDIAN: $34,392
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$10.10 - $17.74
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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Salary
$34,392  
   
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$20,964 - $38,579  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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$0$8$16$24
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$10.10 - $17.74  
   
Overtime
$18.27  
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$20,964 - $38,579  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Technician

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Pharmacy Technician Salaries



National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Medical Records
up arrow 19%

Mail Order Pharmacy
up arrow 14%

Inventory Management
up arrow 13%

Typing
up arrow 10%

Insurance
up arrow 7%

Customer Relations
up arrow 7%

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
0%

National Average
$28,000

Spanish Language
up arrow 1%



Data Processing
up arrow 9%

Computer Service
up arrow 11%

Composite Fillings
up arrow 15%

Phone Support
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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