Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salary (United States)

A typical Pharmacy Technician can expect to take home roughly $15.15 per hour. The particular firm and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 22 percent of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Experienced Pharmacy Technicians is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,303
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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 some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Experienced Pharmacy Technicians. Safeway, Inc. offers the best pay with a median salary of $38,102, though salaries there max out at $40K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Walgreen's Pharmacy, Target Corporation, and CVS Caremark Corporation, where Experienced Pharmacy Technicians typically earn around $32,059, $31,498, or $29,812, respectively.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is The Kroger Company, where the median salary is just $24,208. Also approaching the lower end are Rite Aid Pharmacy at $26,391, CVS / Pharmacy at $28,645, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $29,109.

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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For Experienced Pharmacy Technicians, busy Sacramento offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), San Diego (+18 percent), and New York (+18 percent). Miami is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent. Workers in Jacksonville and Las Vegas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-3 percent and -2 percent).

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
0%
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%
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