Median pay for Pharmacy Technicians in Houston is around $14.37 per hour. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by just over a half and dental coverage is claimed by a little less than one-half. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Women account for the majority of Houston Pharmacy Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

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MEDIAN: $32,970
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$18,383 - $45,029  
   
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$3,000  
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$20,845 - $42,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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$10.04 - $18.43  
   
Overtime
$14.65 - $33.62  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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$20,845 - $42,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Pharmacy Technicians in Houston, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $25K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $33K. Houston Pharmacy Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $36K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $42K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Key Stats for Pharmacy Technician

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
044
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%



National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Long Term Care
up arrow 17%


Mail Order Pharmacy
up arrow 13%

Data Processing
up arrow 10%

up arrow 8%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 7%


Retail Pharmacy
0%

National Average
$30,000


Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Spanish Language
up arrow 1%


Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 10%

Computer Service
up arrow 14%

Phone Support
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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