Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician Salary

An Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician earns an average wage of $11.68 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Mail Order Pharmacy and Long Term Care.

$17,147 - $44,163
$17K
$29K
$44K
MEDIAN: $29,227
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$9.24 - $15.56
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$12
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MEDIAN: $11.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$17,147 - $44,163  
   
Bonus
$89.57 - $1,954  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $2,553  
Commission
$786  
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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$19,197 - $33,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 470
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $15.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $10.12  
Overtime
$13.35 - $24.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$89.57 - $1,954  
   
Commission
$786  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $2,553  
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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$19,197 - $33,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8,447

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National Average: $24,656

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Pharmacy Technician Advice

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

Pharmacy Technician in Belmont:
"Run."
This is a fast paced profit driven industry. Dealing with the public Not much thought given to staff.

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.

Key Stats for Pharmacy Technician

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 995 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
10%
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Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries






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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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National Average
$25,000

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Insurance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 995 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 49%
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