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Pharmacy Technician Salary (United States)

A Pharmacy Technician earns an average wage of $11.67 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Long Term Care and Systems Computer/Console Operations. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Pharmacy Technician Salary (?
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$19,011 - $47,692
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MEDIAN: $31,121
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Pharmacy Technician Salary (?
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$8.62 - $17.02
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,011 - $47,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $806  
Profit Sharing
$6.07 - $3,041  
Commission
$300.00 - $1,720  
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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$18,061 - $37,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 803
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.62 - $17.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.31  
Overtime
$10.30 - $25.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $806  
   
Commission
$300.00 - $1,720  
Profit Sharing
$6.07 - $3,041  
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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$18,061 - $37,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10,140
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Job Description for Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians work in pharmacies and they primarily assist the pharmacist with whom they work. They help ensure that the pharmacy is running efficiently and is staying organized. Some of the duties of a technician include taking inventory, answering the phone, collecting patient information for insurance billing, restocking and ordering necessary supplies, and performing other administrative tasks.
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Pharmacy Technician Tasks
  • Prepare dosage medications for dispensing into bottles and unit dose packaging.
  • Assist in preparing and dispensing medication under direct supervision of Pharmacist.
  • Select, prepare and stock medications and supplies.
  • Collect patient information for prescription and billing.

Common Career Paths for Pharmacy Technician

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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Technician

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Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$25,000
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Pharmacy Technician Reviews

What is it like working as a Pharmacy Technician?
Pharmacy Technician in Pittsburgh:
"Stress level/ Teamwork."
Pros: Teamwork, hours of operation, overall atmosphere, fairness with supervisors/managers.
Cons: Being on my feet literally for 8 straight hours. Repetitive movement resulting in upper back pain, knee pain and aching feet.
Pharmacy Technician in Cleveland:
Pros: I love what do! Handling the customers one on one. I like that my job very from day to day because there is so much to do.
Cons: It is no order at my job and we are extremely short staff not enough people working so we can't get anything done.

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Experience Affects Pharmacy Technician Salaries

National Average
$25,000

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries

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Data Entry
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Phone Support
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Computer Service
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Customer Relations
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Retail Pharmacy
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National Average
$25,000
Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1545 votes.

Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 40%