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Average Pharmacy Technician Hourly Pay

$14.15
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$503
Bonus
$1,017
Commission
$737
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Pharmacy Technician is $14.15.
10%
$10.37
MEDIAN
$14.15
90%
$19.62
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
Bonus
$74 - $2,045
Profit Sharing
$196 - $2,022
Commission
$900 - $2,000
Total Pay
$21,670 - $41,725
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What Do Pharmacy Technicians Do?

Job Satisfaction for Pharmacy Technician

3.6 out of 5
(2,823)
Highly Satisfied
189Reviews
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 $13.93. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include C.V.S. and Walgreen Co., earning around $13.68 and $13.43, respectively. Rite Aid Corp pays the lowest at around $10.97. The Kroger Company and Walgreen's Pharmacy also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.70 and $12.57, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Pharmacy Technicians?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Technicians?

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 $11.98 based on 1,531 salaries. An early career Pharmacy Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.18 based on 6,753 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacy Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.45 based on 3,075 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.95 based on 2,734 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 Dallas, Texas earn an average of 16.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.0% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (13.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 15,118 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.1%
Early Career
44.7%
Mid Career
20.3%
Experienced
18.1%
Late Career
6.8%