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Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salary (United States)

Earnings for Experienced Pharmacy Technicians typically come in at around $15.15 per hour. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While slightly less than a fourth report receiving no health benefits, most do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. The vast majority of Experienced Pharmacy Technicians (84 percent) are women. Job satisfaction for Experienced Pharmacy Technicians is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salary (?
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$24,389 - $49,518
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MEDIAN: $36,544
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Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salary (?
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$11.00 - $20.22
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,389 - $49,518  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,004  
Profit Sharing
$3.30 - $7,272  
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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$23,175 - $44,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $20.22  
   
Overtime
$13.06 - $31.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,004  
   
Profit Sharing
$3.30 - $7,272  
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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$23,175 - $44,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,303
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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Pharmacy Technician

Many Experienced Pharmacy Technicians can be found at CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and CVS Caremark Corporation, firms that are at the top of the field. Although Safeway, Inc. offers the highest salaries (median pay is $38K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $30K to $40K. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks at Walgreen's Pharmacy ($32K), Target Corporation ($31K), and CVS Caremark Corporation ($30K).
Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Rite Aid Pharmacy ($26K), CVS / Pharmacy ($29K), and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($29K).

Pay Difference By Location

Sacramento
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Seattle
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Dallas
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Portland
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Chicago
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San Antonio
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Houston
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Baltimore
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Atlanta
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National Average
$32,000
Las Vegas
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Jacksonville
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Miami
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Sacramento offers some of the highest pay in the country for Experienced Pharmacy Technicians, 31 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, and New York, top-paying cities where Experienced Pharmacy Technicians see paychecks higher than average (+27 percent, +18 percent, +18 percent, and +18 percent). Miami is the lowest-paying area, 7 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Jacksonville and Las Vegas (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).
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Skills That Affect Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Computer Service
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Systems Computer/Console Operations
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Inventory Management
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Composite Fillings
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Typing
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Phone Support
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Customer Service
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Insurance
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Data Processing
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National Average
$32,000
Retail Pharmacy
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Data Entry
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Long Term Care
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Customer Relations
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 248 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 22%