Average Pharmaceutical Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Pharmaceutical Technician is $14.66.
MEDIAN $14.66
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $22
$1,250 - $4,000
Total Pay
$22,764 - $54,046

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Job Description for Pharmaceutical Technician

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

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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