Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salary

Experienced Pharmacy Technicians can expect wages of $15.50 per hour on average. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Experienced Pharmacy Technicians is high. The vast majority of Experienced Pharmacy Technicians (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,467 - $48,613

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$11.17 - $20.44

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,467 - $48,613  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,022  
Profit Sharing
$147.95 - $3,649  
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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$23,459 - $44,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.17 - $20.44  
   
Overtime
$13.27 - $32.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,022  
   
Profit Sharing
$147.95 - $3,649  
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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$23,459 - $44,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,836
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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Pharmacy Technician


CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and Target Corporation are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Experienced Pharmacy Technicians. Salary cannot be beat at Safeway, Inc., where median pay comes to $38K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $30K, and the higher end is not far away at $46K. Walgreen's Pharmacy, Target Corporation, and CVS Caremark Corporation are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Experienced Pharmacy Technicians earning around $32K, $31K, or $31K at each firm, respectively.

Offering a median of only $24K, The Kroger Company pays the least. Moreover, the compensation range seems pretty narrow; employees make $20K on the lower end and $35K on the higher end. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Rite Aid Corporation at $26K, Rite Aid Pharmacy at $27K, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where $29K is the norm.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Pharmacy Technicians, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 34 percent above the national average. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+24 percent), San Diego (+23 percent), Philadelphia (+19 percent), and Dallas (+16 percent). With compensation 4 percent below the national average, Jacksonville is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Systems Computer/Console Operations
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Computer Service
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Inventory Management
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Mail Order Pharmacy
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Typing
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Data Processing
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Phone Support
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Composite Fillings
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Long Term Care
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Customer Service
0%

Insurance
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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National Average
$33,000

Data Entry
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Retail Pharmacy
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Customer Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 283 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 21%
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