The average hourly pay for a Pharmacy Technician in Houston, Texas is $14.86.
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacy Technician
The top respondents for the job title Pharmacy Technician are from the companies Walgreen's Pharmacy, CVS / Pharmacy and The Kroger Company. Reported salaries are highest at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System where the average pay is $17.49. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, earning around $14.45. CVS / Pharmacy pays the lowest at around $12.75. Walgreen's Pharmacy also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.55.
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Skills in Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Insurance, Data Entry, 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 $11.87 based on 28 salaries. An early career Pharmacy Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.80 based on 135 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacy Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.59 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.29 based on 73 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Pharmacy Technician in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 6.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (5.1% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (4.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.7% less), Orlando, Florida (7.5% less) and New York, New York (5.6% less).
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