Average Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) is $14.61.
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $19
$130 - $1,977
Profit Sharing
$101 - $2,269
$0 - $4,800
Total Pay
$22,864 - $41,405

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Job Description for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)

Job Satisfaction for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)

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The top respondents for the job title Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) are from the companies CVS / Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and Walgreen's Pharmacy. Reported salaries are highest at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc where the average pay is $14.19. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Walgreen Co. and The Kroger Company, earning around $13.58 and $12.95, respectively. Rite Aid Corp pays the lowest at around $11.77. Rite Aid Pharmacy and Walgreen's Pharmacy also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $12.19 and $12.67, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)

Skills in Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Insurance, Data Entry, Customer Service and Retail Pharmacy.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)

An entry-level Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.09 based on 460 salaries. An early career Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.19 based on 3,950 salaries. A mid-career Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.12 based on 2,580 salaries. An experienced Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.40 based on 2,707 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in their job title in Phoenix, Arizona earn an average of 12.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (5.5% more) and Nashville, Tennessee (5.3% more).

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