Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) with Retail Pharmacy Skills in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average pay for a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) with Retail Pharmacy skills in Chicago, Illinois is $12.06 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$10.08 - $18.21
$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.75
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50%
90%

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Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $10.08 - $18.21
Overtime $18.75
Annual Data $0$39K
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$20,739 - $39,592
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

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.

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) Job Listings

Key Stats for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) Salaries

Experienced
▲42%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 33%