Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salary

Experienced Pharmacy Technicians pull down an average of $16.17 per hour. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While somewhere between a fifth and a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. For the most part, Experienced Pharmacy Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Experienced Pharmacy Technicians who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,800 - $50,995
$24K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,646
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$11.98 - $21.40
$12
$16
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MEDIAN: $16.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,800 - $50,995  
   
Bonus
$203.03 - $3,995  
Profit Sharing
$2,600  
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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$24,890 - $46,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $21.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24  
Overtime
$15.32 - $33.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$203.03 - $3,995  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,600  
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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$24,890 - $46,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,054

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Many Experienced Pharmacy Technicians can be found at CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and Target Corporation, firms that are at the top of the field. For Experienced Pharmacy Technicians, comfortable salaries can be found at Kaiser Permanente; in fact, median earnings sit around $59K, the highest in the area. Vanderbilt Hospital, Safeway, Inc., and Omnicare, Inc also offer top salaries for Experienced Pharmacy Technicians. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $46K, $39K, and $36K, respectively.

CVS / Pharmacy offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary just about half of the top paying company's median ($31K). Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Rite Aid Corporation, and Rite Aid Pharmacy. Their employees earn $31K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,045

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Experienced Pharmacy Technicians that is 28 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), Phoenix (+12 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Detroit, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Workers in Columbus and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Pharmacy Technician

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 293 votes.
10-19 years
91%
20 years or more
9%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Mail Order Pharmacy
▲9%

Spanish Language
▲4%




Long Term Care
▲1%

Data Entry
▼0%

Insurance
▼0%

Typing
▼0%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
▼0%

National Average
$34,000





Composite Fillings
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 293 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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