Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician Salary

An Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician earns an average wage of $11.20 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Mail Order Pharmacy and Long Term Care.

$17,976 - $43,786
(Median)
$18K
$30K
$44K
MEDIAN: $29,609
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$8.77 - $15.28
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$17,976 - $43,786  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $584  
Profit Sharing
$15.00 - $2,000  
Commission
$400.00  
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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$18,310 - $33,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 675
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.77 - $15.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12  
Overtime
$10.80 - $23.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $584  
   
Commission
$400.00  
Profit Sharing
$15.00 - $2,000  
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).
)
$18,310 - $33,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10,044
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,818

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Pharmacy Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Pharmacy Technician in Houston:
Take advantage of the opportunity to learn. Then continue to test the market for jobs with more pay or better work-life balance.

Pharmacy Technician in Gardena:
"Dealing with cranky sick public (Spanish language a plus)"
Short term job best, try to do something more with your life. Don't be satisfied with a technician job.

Pharmacy Technician in Santa Monica:
"Make Sure You Have Health Benefits."
Make sure you receive health insurance. Will there be overtime? Are you going to be the only technician typing and processing rxs? What will your primary duties be? Will your duties change from day to day with another employees?

Pharmacy Technician in Sioux Falls:
To be able to communicate with the public on all levels and work at a very fast pace and need to have the sense of not making mistakes as you are dealing with the customers life.

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Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Mail Order Pharmacy
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Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Data Processing
up arrow 3%

Spanish Language
up arrow 1%

Typing
0%

Insurance
0%

Composite Fillings
0%

National Average
$24,000

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 1%

Phone Support
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Computer Service
up arrow 2%

Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1184 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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