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.

$15,958 - $42,067
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MEDIAN: $29,531
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$9.58 - $17.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$15,958 - $42,067  
   
Bonus
$94.35 - $1,812  
Profit Sharing
$507  
Total Pay (?
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$19,917 - $38,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $17.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.29  
Overtime
$13.73 - $27.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$94.35 - $1,812  
   
Profit Sharing
$507  
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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$19,917 - $38,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,447
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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

National Average: $26,756

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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).

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Experience Affects Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 438 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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