The average rate for a Pharmacy Technician is C$16.57 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Hospital Education, Hospital, and Hospital pharmacy. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

C$25,358 - C$58,374
C$25K
C$41K
C$58K
MEDIAN: C$41,029
10%
50%
90%
C$12.18 - C$25.67
C$12
C$17
C$26
MEDIAN: C$16.69
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$58K
Salary C$25,358 - C$58,374
Bonus C$1.00 - C$4,000
Profit Sharing C$307
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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C$25,386 - C$54,403
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 146
Hourly Data C$0C$42
Hourly Rate C$12.18 - C$25.67
Hourly Tips C$0.44
Overtime C$14.05 - C$42.82
Annual Data C$0C$54K
Bonus C$1.00 - C$4,000
Profit Sharing C$307
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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C$25,386 - C$54,403
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,396

Job Description for Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians work primarily for independent pharmacies or pharmaceutical departments of drug stores, such as CVS or Walgreens, and may also work at hospitals or clinics which dispense medication directly to patients.

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Pharmacy Technician Tasks

  • Select, prepare and stock medications and supplies.
  • Collect patient information for prescription and billing.
  • Prepare dosage medications for dispensing into bottles and unit dose packaging.
  • Assist in preparing and dispensing medication under direct supervision of Pharmacist.

Pharmacy Technician Pay By Employer

$0$36K

CVS / Pharmacy
1864 profiles
$23,021

$24,042

$27,298

Rite Aid Pharmacy
278 profiles
$21,960

The Kroger Company
271 profiles
$22,830

Walgreen Co.
217 profiles
$25,279

Rite Aid Corp
156 profiles
$22,242

$24,279

C.V.S.
80 profiles
$23,262

Meijer, Inc.
72 profiles
$23,695

Common Career Paths for Pharmacy Technician


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Pharmacy Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Pharmacy Technician

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Technician

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacy Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacy Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$32,000 based on 409 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacy Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$37,000 based on 212 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$40,000 based on 198 salaries. A Pharmacy Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$46,000 based on 61 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$35,786

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Pharmacy Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pharmacy Technician?

Pharmacy Technician in Edmonton:
"The patients are very sweet and I enjoy going to work."
Pros: The patients, and the people I work with.
Cons:

Pharmacy Technician in Regina:
" work flexibility, office conditions"
Pros: Communicating with people, its a type of public health n i like to do social services to help needy people
Cons: Hectic work load, timing, serious job responsibilities

Pharmacy Technician in Winnipeg:
"providing necessary pharmacy services, being helpful, "
Pros: filling prescriptions, blister packs, third party issues
Cons: salary

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Technician

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Pharmacy Technician Salaries

▲27%

▲13%

▲2%

National Average
C$36,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Hospital Education
▲55%

Hospital
▲54%

Hospital pharmacy
▲48%

National Average
C$36,000


Compounding
▼3%


Data Entry
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 38%