Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) Salary

The average pay for a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) is $13.73 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Oncology and Long Term Care. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$20,054 - $49,460
$20K
$32K
$49K
MEDIAN: $32,121
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$10.47 - $18.62
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MEDIAN: $14.04
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$0$49K
Salary $20,054 - $49,460
Bonus $198.78 - $1,939
Profit Sharing $100.67 - $2,285
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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$21,847 - $40,269
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 363
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.47 - $18.62
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $14.78 - $29.76
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $198.78 - $1,939
Profit Sharing $100.67 - $2,285
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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$21,847 - $40,269
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,050

Job Description for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)

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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Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) 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.

Common Career Paths for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)


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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)

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: $29,611

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Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) Reviews

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

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Paris:
Pros: I enjoy the fast pace. Learning new things. Being able to interact with my customers.
Cons:

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Oklahoma City:
"I love my job."
Pros: Helping uninsured, low income population of our county get maintenance medication for free. The people I work with. Off on weekends.
Cons: Rude patients. Sorting manifest of donated medication. Politics.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Hattiesburg:
"I am not a pharmacy yet but I am a certified nurse aide."
Pros: Being able to help others in need.
Cons: The pay and work schedule. Plus I want further my career.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Tampa:
"The Outcome."
Pros: Getting medication to patients.
Cons: The mismanagement.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Las Vegas:
"Operations manager."
Pros: The opportunity to grow.
Cons: Not being able to work from home.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Smithtown:
Pros: There are several avenues job-seeking pharmacy technicians can take, including advanced certification programs for technicians who want to specialize in an area, such as drug therapy, pharmacy law or medical distribution.
Cons: One challenge is interacting with patients who are not always feeling well. The majority of your customers that you’re going to be dealing with are sick, whether it be a cold or sinus infection or a much more serious and a chronic condition.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Minneapolis:
"Working in pharmacy is rewarding as helping other people."
Pros: The job I have offers a variety of job duties. No two days are the same. I like being able to help people on a daily basis. I have formed many friendships in the position.
Cons: I do not like the demanding people or the fact that they do not take their own health care seriously. I wish the understood the need to follow through on physician visits. Bring your health insurance card with you please.

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Key Stats for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 990 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) Salaries

▲20%

▲12%

▲3%

National Average
$30,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) Salaries

▲21%




National Average
$30,000



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Computer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 990 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 33%