$33,264
Avg. Salary
$14.27
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$509

Bonus

$590

Profit Sharing

$300

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) is $14.27 per hour.

The average pay for a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) is $33,264 per year.

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MEDIAN $33,264
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$0$50K
Salary $20,929 - $50,907
Bonus $147 - $1,963
Profit Sharing $113 - $2,150
Commission $300
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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$22,232 - $40,740
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 642
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.66 - $18.93
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $14.65 - $29.97
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $147 - $1,963
Commission $300
Profit Sharing $113 - $2,150
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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$22,232 - $40,740
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 11,028

Job Description

Certified pharmacy technicians (CPHTs) are responsible for assisting licensed pharmacists in the administration and handling of prescription drugs for patients, and they generally work in the pharmacies of hospitals and large clinics or separate retail pharmacies. Their work revolves around measuring drug amounts, careful labeling of pills, and ensuring that all necessary logging and reporting for dispensary operations is up-to-date at all times.

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Popular Employer Salaries

$0$37K

CVS / Pharmacy
716 profiles
$25,681

$28,780

$25,979

The Kroger Company
152 profiles
$26,007

Walgreen Co.
147 profiles
$27,420

$25,183

Rite Aid Corp
59 profiles
$23,830

$30,760

C.V.S.
41 profiles
$26,441

Omnicare, Inc
36 profiles
$29,130

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 3,353 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 1,947 salaries. An experienced Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 1,592 salaries. A Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 519 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,046

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Q: What is it like working as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)?

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Longview:
"Some places eat your soul..."
Find a good place to work! Make sure your co-workers will be team players.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Mccall:
"People I work with are great, corporate... Not so great..."
Pros: People I work with.
Cons: Live in a small, resort town that's growing where people expect to be treated "special"

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Kansas City:
"Great Job."
Pros: I like the challenge of the responsibilities of the job. Its a nice feeling that a pharmacist relies on us even though we are not educated like them. Patients put a lot of trust in us and as a whole team and it is a upstanding job. Its nice to hear patients appreciate the hard work we do for them.
Cons: Extremely Stressful, especially when you are understaffed. Peoples lives our in our hands and you have to be very focused and very detailed to laws and what is specific to your pharmacy. Errors made could harm someone very badly so if your software in the pharmacy is not working correctly and you have to spend extra time on QC your work it makes wait times longer and in return making patients mad. Another Con is patients to do not understand we are not just pulling drugs off a shelf and slapping a label on them there is much work. Insurance is another big issue, and when Drs call in scripts that are in-compliant, not on patients formulary, has drug interaction, or patient has an allergy yo the med prescribed.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Owings Mills:
"STREE LEVEL."
Pros: WORKING TO HELP PEOPLE.
Cons: DEMANDING JOB HIGH STRESS.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Emporia:
Pros: Customers. .pharmacy employee relationships.
Cons: Not employee oriented.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Bowling Green:
"I love working at rite aid."
Pros: Helping out the customers. Making sure they get what they needed.
Cons: For all the work we do the techs should get paid a lot more than they do.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Ashtabula:
"I Love What I Do."
Pros: Learning, resolving issues, helping others, training others, everyday is different.
Cons: Corporate doesn't take care of their employees, it's about the bottom line.

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Gender

Female
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Male
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Job Satisfaction

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based on 1964 votes.
Less than 1 year
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1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
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How Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1964 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 34%