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Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salary

Median pay for Experienced Pharmacy Technicians is around $15.36 per hour. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although close to a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Women account for the majority of Experienced Pharmacy Technicians who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. The majority of Experienced Pharmacy Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,026 - $49,039
(Median)
$25K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,479
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$11.04 - $20.37
(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
$25,026 - $49,039  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,023  
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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$23,209 - $44,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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
$11.04 - $20.37  
   
Overtime
$12.94 - $32.11  
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 - $1,023  
   
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).
)
$23,209 - $44,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,586

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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Experienced Pharmacy Technicians include CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and CVS Caremark Corporation. Although Safeway, Inc. offers the highest salaries (median pay is $38K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $30K to $40K. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks at Walgreen's Pharmacy ($32K), Target Corporation ($31K), and CVS Caremark Corporation ($30K).

Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $35K, The Kroger Company still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $24K, the lowest in the field. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Rite Aid Corporation ($26K), Rite Aid Pharmacy ($27K), and CVS / Pharmacy ($29K).

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Experienced Pharmacy Technicians in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Sacramento (+27 percent), Seattle (+25 percent), Philadelphia (+23 percent), and San Diego (+19 percent). Miami is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Systems Computer/Console Operations
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Computer Service
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Inventory Management
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Typing
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Data Processing
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Phone Support
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Composite Fillings
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Customer Service
0%

Insurance
0%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
0%

National Average
$33,000

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 280 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 21%