Pharmacy Technician, Lead Salary

A Pharmacy Technician, Lead earns an average wage of $15.82 per hour.

$25,545 - $61,915
$26K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,236
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50%
90%

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$12.34 - $21.34
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.50
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90%

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$0$61K
Salary $25,545 - $61,915
Bonus $170.13 - $3,041
Profit Sharing $1,400
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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$26,053 - $47,703
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 51
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $12.34 - $21.34
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $17.13 - $32.71
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $170.13 - $3,041
Profit Sharing $1,400
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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$26,053 - $47,703
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 684

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Job Description for Pharmacy Technician, Lead

The lead pharmacy technician generally works under a pharmacist, assisting them in the pharmacy by completing tasks such as mixing medicines and creating IV solutions. The lead pharmacy technician holds a leadership position in which they must provide guidance and instructions to other pharmacy technicians. These professionals are also in charge of cleaning the pharmacy, performing bookkeeping duties such as creating bills and medicine labels, and using a computer to complete work-related tasks. There may also be logistical duties involving keeping inventory and restocking. Whenever discrepancies are noted, the pharmacy technician must notify the pharmacist immediately. Additionally, the pharmacy technician may have telephone answering and reception duties, and they must be courteous and concise when giving or taking information from clients.

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Pharmacy Technician, Lead Tasks

  • Select, prepare and stock medications and supplies.
  • Monitor and prioritize workflow of pharmacy technicians, including billing activities.
  • 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 Pharmacy Technician, Lead

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Technician, Lead

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacy Technician, Lead has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacy Technician, Lead with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 228 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacy Technician, Lead with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 247 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Technician, Lead which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 260 salaries. A Pharmacy Technician, Lead with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 86 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,990

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Pharmacy Technician, Lead Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pharmacy Technician, Lead?

Pharmacy Technician, Lead in Buffalo:
Pros: The customers and my coworkers are great.
Cons: Corporate based expectations being unrealistic.

Pharmacy Technician, Lead in Winnetka:
"A bit stressfull being that the pay is not great."
Pros: What I like most about my job is that I am able to communicate effectivly and kindly with patients and leave them satisfied enough to say that they are coming to my pharmacy instead of Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid ..ect.
Cons: What I least like about my job is there are no benefits , no holiday pay, no insurance..ect. Too much stress for only $1 dollar more than the others that get to use me as a shell from the Pharmacist.

Pharmacy Technician, Lead in Henderson:
"Stress Level, Corporate Culture, Customer Service."
Pros: Steady consistent pay, helping others, minimum of 40 hours work.
Cons: Sometimes forced/mandatory overtime, small work space/office cubicle.

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Technician, Lead

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 144 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Pharmacy Technician, Lead Salaries

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$35,000

▼6%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician, Lead Salaries

National Average
$35,000

▼4%

Training
▼5%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
▼5%


▼7%

▼7%



Compounding
▼9%

Team Leadership
▼14%

Typing
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 23%
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