Average Pharmacy Technician Hourly Pay

$13.44
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$506
Bonus
$800
Commission
$620
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Pharmacy Technician is $13.44.
10%
$9.91
MEDIAN
$13.44
90%
$18.90
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $19
Bonus
$96 - $2,039
Profit Sharing
$196 - $2,496
Commission
$208 - $1,750
Total Pay
$20,678 - $40,630

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Job Description for Pharmacy Technician

Job Satisfaction for Pharmacy Technician

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The top respondents for the job title Pharmacy Technician are from the companies CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc where the average pay is $13.49. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Walgreen Co. and Walgreen's Pharmacy, earning around $12.85 and $11.90, respectively. Rite Aid Pharmacy pays the lowest at around $10.64. Rite Aid Corp and The Kroger Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.85 and $11.29, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Pharmacy Technician

Skills in Data Entry and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing, Customer Service and Retail Pharmacy.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Technician

An entry-level Pharmacy Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.31 based on 2,065 salaries. An early career Pharmacy Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.40 based on 9,071 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacy Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.00 based on 3,939 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.61 based on 3,414 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Pharmacy Technician in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 17.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (15.6% more) and Houston, Texas (10.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 19,666 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.5%
Early Career
46.1%
Mid Career
20.0%
Experienced
17.4%
Late Career
6.0%