Pharmacy Technician at CVS / Pharmacy Salary

A Pharmacy Technician at CVS / Pharmacy earns an average wage of $10.28 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$14,901 - $35,500
(Median)
$15K
$20K
$36K
MEDIAN: $19,792
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$8.65 - $14.11
(Median)
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$14
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,901 - $35,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $103.73  
Profit Sharing
$1,751  
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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$18,034 - $30,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.65 - $14.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.57  
Overtime
$10.93 - $21.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $103.73  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,751  
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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$18,034 - $30,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,246
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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Technician

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,543

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CVS / Pharmacy Reviews

What is it like working as a Pharmacy Technician at CVS / Pharmacy?

Pharmacy Technician in Ronkonkoma:
"It's cool."
Pros: Good education experience, I would definitely work at a pharmacy if you plan on working in the medical field or pharmacy because you learn a lot about the drugs, insurance, and customer service. CVS provides on the job training as well. It's a good opportunity.
Cons: Very stressful dealing with the pressure of lines, not having enough staff at surrent times of the day. Learning and dealing with medical information not knowing everything makes its difficult to answer questions.

Pharmacy Technician in Spring Hill:
"Corporate, highly stressful, good hours."
Pros: Helping provide people with the medications that help them live out fairly comfortable days.
Cons: The stress, co-workers not cooperating, not many benefits, the pay.

Pharmacy Technician in Murrieta:
Pros: I'm good at it. I have a great bond with most of my patients as we are a neighborhood pharmacy. Work with a great team.
Cons: The company is horrible. They treat employees like garbage, making us do the workload of 4 people. We're so short staffed we can't give our customers the care and attention they should be getting at a health facility. Too much focus on scores and numbers.

Pharmacy Technician in New York:
"It's a great learning experience."
Pros: Helping and assisting the pharmacist being in a group setting. Learning on a constant basic.
Cons: Standing for long periods of time.

Pharmacy Technician in Harrodsburg:
"The Good, bad , and the ugly."
Pros: I enjoy the work I do as a technician. I enjoy helping patients and taking care of their medications.
Cons: All the red tape. Being a cashier. Making solictor phone calls. Worrying about scores and extra care card scans.

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Experience Affects Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%



National Average
$22,000


Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries


Spanish Language
up arrow 5%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 5%

Insurance
up arrow 3%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 3%

Data Processing
up arrow 3%

Composite Fillings
up arrow 3%

Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Computer Service
0%

National Average
$22,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Phone Support
up arrow 1%

Medical Records
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 269 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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