£8.82
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

£294

Profit Sharing

£450

The average rate for a Pharmacy Technician is £8.74 per hour. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s rate.

£11,968 - £24,986
£12K
£18K
£25K
MEDIAN: £18,495
10%
50%
90%
£7.34 - £10.69
£7
£8
£11
MEDIAN: £8.82
10%
50%
90%
£0£24K
Salary £11,968 - £24,986
Bonus £50.81 - £817
Profit Sharing £450
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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£14,586 - £23,017
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 240
Hourly Data £0£15
Hourly Rate £7.34 - £10.69
Overtime £7.11 - £15.30
Annual Data £0£23K
Bonus £50.81 - £817
Profit Sharing £450
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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£14,586 - £23,017
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 615

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$37K

CVS / Pharmacy
1868 profiles
$23,115

$24,184

$27,385

The Kroger Company
277 profiles
$22,901

Rite Aid Pharmacy
277 profiles
$21,940

Walgreen Co.
219 profiles
$25,214

Rite Aid Corp
164 profiles
$22,379

$24,811

C.V.S.
82 profiles
$23,389

Meijer, Inc.
72 profiles
$23,786

Pharmacy Technician Job Listings

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 ₤18,000 based on 183 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 ₤18,000 based on 186 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤19,000 based on 146 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 ₤19,000 based on 60 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £18,407

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 Birmingham:
"It's hard work but for a good cause."
Pros: Helping the sick and friendly work environment.
Cons: Long hours of needlessly standing up to pack medicine which is purposely on a table too high to sit and do my job.

Pharmacy Technician in Enfield:
"Job description."
Pros: Sitting and computer based job, easy, no stress.
Cons: Boring and not a great pay.

Pharmacy Technician in Belfast:
"Very Rewarding For Myself And Helping The Community."
Pros: Helping sick people, and meeting new people everyday.
Cons: Can be stressful and sometimes hard dealing with rude people.

Pharmacy Technician in Newry:
"challenging"
Pros: that it is always busy
Cons: rude customers

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Technician

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲3%

Experienced
▲2%

▼0%

National Average
₤18,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Hospital pharmacy
▲9%

dispensing
▲1%

National Average
₤18,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 91%