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Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician Salary

An Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician earns an average wage of $10.81 per hour. A skill in Long Term Care is associated with high pay for this job.

$17,974 - $43,387
(Median)
$18K
$30K
$43K
MEDIAN: $29,782
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$8.40 - $15.01
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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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$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$17,974 - $43,387  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $600  
Profit Sharing
$2.21 - $1,468  
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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$17,587 - $32,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 563
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.40 - $15.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.98  
Overtime
$9.88 - $23.13  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $600  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.21 - $1,468  
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).
)
$17,587 - $32,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 7,598

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Pharmacy Technician Advice

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

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 Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician Salaries


Systems Computer/Console Operations
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Inventory Management
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Composite Fillings
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Typing
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Insurance
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Phone Support
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Data Entry
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 1%

Spanish Language
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Computer Service
0%

National Average
$23,000

Retail Pharmacy
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Customer Relations
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1060 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 45%