An Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician earns an average wage of $11.59 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Mail Order Pharmacy and Long Term Care.

$17,715 - $44,766
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$45K
MEDIAN: $29,380
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$9.14 - $15.49
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$17,715 - $44,766  
   
Bonus
$82.74 - $1,738  
Profit Sharing
$54.30 - $1,814  
Commission
$1,200  
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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$19,010 - $33,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 490
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $15.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.12  
Overtime
$13.25 - $24.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$82.74 - $1,738  
   
Commission
$1,200  
Profit Sharing
$54.30 - $1,814  
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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$19,010 - $33,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8,480
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National Average: $24,410

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Pharmacy Technician Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries



Spanish Language
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Inventory Management
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Data Processing
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Data Entry
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Typing
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Insurance
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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National Average
$24,000

Computer Service
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Composite Fillings
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Customer Relations
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Retail Pharmacy
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Customer Service
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Phone Support
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 876 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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