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Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salary

The average Experienced Pharmacy Technician earns approximately $15.40 per hour. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Experienced Pharmacy Technicians who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,293 - $49,111
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,206
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$11.09 - $20.40
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$24,293 - $49,111  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
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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$23,250 - $44,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.09 - $20.40  
   
Overtime
$13.07 - $32.21  
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.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
   
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).
)
$23,250 - $44,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,653

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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 all popular places to work. Pay for Experienced Pharmacy Technicians is best at Safeway, Inc., which offers a median salary of $39K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $30K to $46K. Other big spenders include Target Corporation, Walgreen's Pharmacy, and CVS Caremark Corporation, top-paying firms where Experienced Pharmacy Technicians see paychecks nearing $31K, $31K, or $30K.

Offering a median salary of only $24K, The Kroger Company gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $20K to $35K isn't that wide, either. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Rite Aid Corporation ($26K), Rite Aid Pharmacy ($27K), and CVS / Pharmacy ($28K).

Pay Difference by Location


For Experienced Pharmacy Technicians, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Sacramento (+26 percent), Seattle (+25 percent), San Diego (+22 percent), and Philadelphia (+21 percent). Miami is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 10%

Computer Service
up arrow 7%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 7%

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
up arrow 2%

Long Term Care
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Insurance
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Customer Service
0%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
0%

National Average
$33,000

Retail Pharmacy
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Data Entry
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Customer Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 284 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 21%
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