Pharmacy Technician Salary

A Pharmacy Technician earns an average wage of $12.68 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Mail Order Pharmacy and Long Term Care. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$19,258 - $48,788
$19K
$31K
$49K
MEDIAN: $31,258
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50%
90%

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$9.59 - $18.23
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$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.82
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$0$48K
Salary $19,258 - $48,788
Bonus $0.45 - $2,527
Profit Sharing $186 - $2,800
Commission $0.00 - $2,483
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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$19,963 - $39,534
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,429
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $9.59 - $18.23
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $10.26
Overtime $13.55 - $29.04
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $0.45 - $2,527
Commission $0.00 - $2,483
Profit Sharing $186 - $2,800
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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$19,963 - $39,534
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20,571

Job Description for Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians work primarily for independent pharmacies or pharmaceutical departments of drug stores, such as CVS or Walgreens, and may also work at hospitals or clinics which dispense medication directly to patients.

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Pharmacy 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.

Pharmacy Technician Pay By Employer

$0$36K

CVS / Pharmacy
1748 profiles
$22,798

$23,807

$27,010

Rite Aid Pharmacy
288 profiles
$22,086

The Kroger Company
247 profiles
$22,740

Walgreen Co.
204 profiles
$25,120

Rite Aid Corp
137 profiles
$22,095

$23,772

$28,697

Meijer, Inc.
68 profiles
$23,376

Common Career Paths for Pharmacy Technician


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Pharmacy Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Pharmacy Technician

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Technician

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacy Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacy Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 8,697 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacy Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 3,199 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 2,218 salaries. A Pharmacy Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 610 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,176

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

Pharmacy Technician Reviews

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

Pharmacy Technician in Oconto:
"I love working with the customers and my coworkers and enjoy."
Pros: Customer relationship.
Cons: The pay and benefits.

Pharmacy Technician in Lake Wales:
"Stressful."
Pros: Helping others.
Cons: The stress and low pay.

Pharmacy Technician in Evans:
"Work experience."
Pros: I work in a calm environment with very nice coworkers. I enjoy everyday at my job. My boss is a awesome person. He is very understanding of his employees taking time off to be with family. The customers are awesome to work with.
Cons: The only perks I have is monday-Friday 10 to 6. I am not offered any benefits regarding health insurance.

Pharmacy Technician in Dickinson:
Pros: The benefits.
Cons: It us a corporation.

Pharmacy Technician in Park City:
"My Job."
Pros: Work flexibility, office conditions, peers, helping the pharmacist.
Cons: The hours. The days are long and I spend a lot of time on my feet.

Pharmacy Technician in Sparta:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Long-lasting customer relationships.
Cons: Demanding schedule with not enough help.

Pharmacy Technician in Lubbock:
"Pharmacy Technician."
Pros: Close to home. Good work relationships. Well-respected company.
Cons: Work is non-compliant with part-time availability. Does not recognize student employees who also have classes to attend. Communication issues between employees.

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Technician

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2591 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Pharmacy Technician Salaries

▲35%

▲25%

▲13%

National Average
$27,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries







National Average
$27,000

Data Entry
▼1%

Insurance
▼1%

Typing
▼1%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
▼1%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2591 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 40%