$31,775
Avg. Salary
$13.03
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$505

Profit Sharing

$612

Commission

$800

The average pay for a Pharmacy Technician is $13.03 per hour.

The average pay for a Pharmacy Technician is $31,775 per year.

$10
10%
$13
50%
$18
90%
MEDIAN $13
$20k
10%
$32k
50%
$49k
90%
MEDIAN $31,775
$19,583 - $48,821
$20K
$32K
$49K
MEDIAN: $31,775
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.71 - $18.46
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.03
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$48K
Salary $19,583 - $48,821
Bonus $77.02 - $2,079
Profit Sharing $195 - $2,679
Commission $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).
)
$20,210 - $40,014
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,365
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.71 - $18.46
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $6.81
Overtime $13.49 - $28.99
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $77.02 - $2,079
Commission $800
Profit Sharing $195 - $2,679
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).
)
$20,210 - $40,014
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20,949

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.

Read More...

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacy Technician

Common Career Paths for Pharmacy Technician


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

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: $27,622

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 Marco Island:
"All negative after 50 years of internationle experience."
Pros: It's very close to home.
Cons: Management disregard for its employees.

Pharmacy Technician in Santa Monica:
"Make Sure You Have Health Benefits."
Make sure you receive health insurance. Will there be overtime? Are you going to be the only technician typing and processing rxs? What will your primary duties be? Will your duties change from day to day with another employees?

Pharmacy Technician in Lewisburg:
"High Stress."
Insurance issues are difficult to solve.

Pharmacy Technician in Cleveland:
Pros: I love what do! Handling the customers one on one. I like that my job very from day to day because there is so much to do.
Cons: It is no order at my job and we are extremely short staff not enough people working so we can't get anything done.

Pharmacy Technician in Virginia Beach:
Pros: I love that its close to my house and I love the people I work with and the customers are great.
Cons: It can get very stressful at times and it can take a toll on me.

Pharmacy Technician in New York:
Pros: The work isn't physically draining majority of the time because it doesn't require a lot of physical labor. Benefits to working for Rite Aid are the healthcare benefits after working a certain amount of hours.
Cons: The required responsibilities on a Rite Aid technician outweighs the average pay rate. The raise every year isn't even big enough to make a technician feel the company treats their employees with the utmost appreciation since they are the ones who do most of the work compared to the pharmacist.

Pharmacy Technician in Sioux Falls:
To be able to communicate with the public on all levels and work at a very fast pace and need to have the sense of not making mistakes as you are dealing with the customers life.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Pharmacy Technician

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3068 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Pharmacy Technician Salaries

▲33%

▲23%

▲12%

National Average
$28,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries






National Average
$28,000


Data Entry
▼2%

Insurance
▼2%

Typing
▼2%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
▼3%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3068 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 41%