The average hourly pay for a Pharmaceutical Technician is $14.66.
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$1,250 - $4,000
$22,764 - $54,046
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Job Description for Pharmaceutical Technician
Pharmaceutical technicians typically work on teams in retail, hospitals, nursing homes, and physicians' offices under the direction and guidance of a licensed pharmacist. Good personal hygiene and sterile hands and equipment are necessary in this position, and uniforms and covered footwear are also required in these facilities. Pharmaceutical technicians may have a variety of clerical and administrative duties, such as stocking, customer service, filing, dispensing, cleaning, processing and fil…Read more
Pharmaceutical 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.
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Popular Skills for Pharmaceutical Technician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Machine Operation, Pharmaceutical Production, GMP Compliance and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Pharmaceutical Technician
An entry-level Pharmaceutical Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.23 based on 10 salaries. An early career Pharmaceutical Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.16 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Pharmaceutical Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.00 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Pharmaceutical Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.00 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
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