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Pharmacy Technician Salary

A Pharmacy Technician earns an average wage of $11.86 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Systems Computer/Console Operations and Long Term Care. 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.

$19,413 - $47,784
(Median)
$19K
$31K
$48K
MEDIAN: $31,308
10%
50%
90%

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$8.75 - $17.25
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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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$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,413 - $47,784  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
Profit Sharing
$14.54 - $2,959  
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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$18,337 - $37,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 856
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.75 - $17.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.29  
Overtime
$10.53 - $26.26  
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.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
   
Commission
$300.00 - $1,720  
Profit Sharing
$14.54 - $2,959  
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).
)
$18,337 - $37,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10,872

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

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






Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Insurance
up arrow 3%

Typing
up arrow 3%

Phone Support
up arrow 3%

Composite Fillings
up arrow 3%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 2%

Computer Service
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$25,000

Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1657 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 39%