Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salary

Experienced Pharmacy Technicians pull down an average of $15.50 per hour. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — about one in five — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. For the most part, Experienced Pharmacy Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Experienced Pharmacy Technicians (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,396 - $48,698
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,364
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$11.15 - $20.46
(Median)
$11
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,396 - $48,698  
   
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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$23,402 - $44,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $20.46  
   
Overtime
$13.20 - $32.13  
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 - $1,022  
   
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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$23,402 - $44,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,793
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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 all popular places to work. Although Safeway, Inc. offers the highest salaries (median pay is $38K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $30K to $46K. Also paying near the top of the field are Walgreen's Pharmacy at $32K, Target Corporation at $31K, and CVS Caremark Corporation, where Experienced Pharmacy Technicians annually earn $31K.

The Kroger Company seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $24K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $20K and $35K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Rite Aid Corporation at $26K, Rite Aid Pharmacy at $27K, and CVS / Pharmacy, where $29K is the norm.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Experienced Pharmacy Technicians that is 34 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+24 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), Philadelphia (+19 percent), and Dallas (+17 percent). In Jacksonville, salaries are 4 percent below the national average and represent 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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Mail Order Pharmacy
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Inventory Management
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Typing
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Data Processing
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Composite Fillings
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Phone Support
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Long Term Care
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Customer Service
0%

Insurance
0%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
0%

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: 52% employee benefits None: 20%
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