Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salary

Median pay for Experienced Pharmacy Technicians is around $16.27 per hour. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Experienced Pharmacy Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 86 percent. While some workers in this profession — just over one in five — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$23,533 - $51,390
$24K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,708
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$12.07 - $21.52
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MEDIAN: $16.27
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$0$51K
Salary $23,533 - $51,390
Bonus $202.45 - $3,936
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$25,071 - $46,425
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 167
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.07 - $21.52
Hourly Tips $1.30
Overtime $14.73 - $34.92
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $202.45 - $3,936
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$25,071 - $46,425
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,100

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Experienced Pharmacy Technicians fill the offices of leading firms CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and Target Corporation. For Experienced Pharmacy Technicians, comfortable salaries can be found at Kaiser Permanente; in fact, median earnings sit around $59K, the highest in the area. Other big spenders include Vanderbilt Hospital, Safeway, Inc., and Omnicare, Inc, top-paying firms where Experienced Pharmacy Technicians see paychecks nearing $46K, $39K, or $36K.

With a median employee salary of $31K, CVS / Pharmacy pays significantly less than its competitors (just about half of the top paying company's median). Workers at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Rite Aid Corporation, and Rite Aid Pharmacy also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for each of these employers come to $31K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,259

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

San Diego is home to an above-average pay rate for Experienced Pharmacy Technicians, 27 percent higher than the national average. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), Phoenix (+11 percent), and Dallas (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Detroit is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbus and Chicago (9 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Pharmacy Technician

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 352 votes.
10-19 years
91%
20 years or more
9%
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Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Mail Order Pharmacy
▲8%

Spanish Language
▲4%


Insurance
▼0%


Typing
▼0%


Long Term Care
▼0%

National Average
$34,000

Data Entry
▼1%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
▼1%




Composite Fillings
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 352 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 23%
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