Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salary

Experienced Pharmacy Technicians can expect wages of $15.64 per hour on average. 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. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Experienced Pharmacy Technicians are female. Close to one-fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,276 - $48,654
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,348
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$11.44 - $20.64
(Median)
$11
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,276 - $48,654  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,060  
Profit Sharing
$146.81 - $3,677  
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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$23,990 - $44,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.44 - $20.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$13.74 - $32.39  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,060  
   
Profit Sharing
$146.81 - $3,677  
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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$23,990 - $44,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,334
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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 The Kroger Company, firms that are at the top of the field. Although salaries only range from $27K to just $46K, Safeway, Inc. still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $38K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Walgreen Co., Walgreen's Pharmacy, and Target Corporation, where earnings of $33K, $32K, or $31K are standard for Experienced Pharmacy Technicians.

The Kroger Company offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $25K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $20K to $37K. Other low-paying employers include Rite Aid Corporation at $27K and Rite Aid Pharmacy at $28K, though some Experienced Pharmacy Technicians there earn up to $37K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,180

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

For Experienced Pharmacy Technicians, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 30 percent greater than the national average. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+24 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), Philadelphia (+17 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Miami, 2 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 9%

Mail Order Pharmacy
up arrow 9%

Computer Service
up arrow 4%

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Typing
up arrow 1%

Composite Fillings
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Data Processing
0%

Phone Support
0%

Long Term Care
0%

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
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Insurance
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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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 346 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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