Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills can expect wages of $12.72 per hour on average. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by the company and years of experience. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, just over a half have medical insurance and one-half receive dental plans. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$15,578 - $41,528  
   
Bonus
$98.99 - $1,949  
Profit Sharing
$507  
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$20,010 - $38,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $17.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.07  
Overtime
$13.73 - $27.46  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$98.99 - $1,949  
   
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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$20,010 - $38,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,548

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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. Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Safeway, Inc., where the median salary comes to $37K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($26K) and those starting out ($45K) creates a rather diverse pay scale. Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills can also look forward to large paychecks at Target Corporation ($29K), Rite Aid Corporation ($28K), and Walmart.com ($28K).

The lowest pay by far can be found at CVS Caremark Corporation — this employer offers a median salary of $21K, 73 percent lower than the top payer. Other low-paying employers include Rite Aid Pharmacy at $22K and The Kroger Company at $22K, though some Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills there earn up to $33K.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Technician

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


Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $25K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $30K. Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $36K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,839

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For those looking to make money, Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills in Portland enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Pharmacy Technicians with Typing skills will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+27 percent), Dallas (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), and Houston (+22 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 15 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Pharmacy Technician

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 469 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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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 469 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
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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