Pharmacy Technician with Typing Skills Salary
Median pay for Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills is around $12.68 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though career length and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, over one-half have medical insurance and roughly one-half receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills (82 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacy Technician
CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and Walgreen Co. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills. Although the highest salaries can be found at Safeway, Inc. where median pay is $37K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $26K and $45K. Other big spenders include Humana, Inc., Target Corporation, and Rite Aid Corporation, top-paying firms where Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills see paychecks nearing $36K, $28K, or $28K.
Known for its small paychecks, CVS Caremark Corporation actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $21K — 78 percent less than the top paying company. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include C.V.S. at $21K, and Rite Aid Pharmacy where $22K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills there earn up to $35K.
Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $25K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $30K. Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $34K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $36K.
Pay Difference by Location
There's tons of opportunity for Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills in California, which is home to the top three paying cities in the field. Long Beach, San Diego, and Los Angeles all offer salaries above the national rate. New York ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Orlando (5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).