The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician in Columbia, South Carolina is $11.00.
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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. These technicians are usually supervised by licensed pharmacists and are responsible for preparing and assembling prescriptions for patients. They must provide the highest-quality care to patients at all times and ensure that they are always fully informed about their medic…Read more
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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Technician
An early career Pharmacy Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.34 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacy Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.63 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.26 based on 7 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Pharmacy Technician in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 20.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Antonio, Texas (10.7% more) and Dallas, Texas (9.1% more).
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