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Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salary

The average Experienced Pharmacy Technician earns approximately $15.22 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, between a fifth and a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Pharmacy Technicians. The vast majority of Experienced Pharmacy Technicians (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$24,933 - $48,914
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,536
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$11.06 - $20.24
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,933 - $48,914  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,008  
Profit Sharing
$101.50 - $5,550  
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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$23,251 - $43,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.06 - $20.24  
   
Overtime
$12.86 - $31.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.50 - $5,550  
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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$23,251 - $43,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,412
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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Pharmacy Technician


CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and CVS Caremark Corporation are top-notch employers for Experienced Pharmacy Technicians in this area. Although the highest salaries can be found at Safeway, Inc. where median pay is $38K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $30K and $40K. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians will also find cushy salaries at Walgreen's Pharmacy (+$32K), Target Corporation (+$31K), and CVS Caremark Corporation (+$30K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Rite Aid Corporation at $26K, and Rite Aid Pharmacy where $26K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Experienced Pharmacy Technicians there earn up to $37K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Experienced Pharmacy Technicians that is 40 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Sacramento (+28 percent), Seattle (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+23 percent), and San Diego (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Miami.

Skills That Affect Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Computer Service
up arrow 7%

Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 6%

Inventory Management
up arrow 5%

Typing
up arrow 3%

Mail Order Pharmacy
up arrow 3%

Data Processing
up arrow 2%

Composite Fillings
up arrow 2%

Phone Support
up arrow 1%

Retail Pharmacy
0%

Customer Service
0%

Insurance
0%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
0%

National Average
$32,000

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Long Term Care
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 265 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 22%