Experienced Pharmacy Technician Salary

For Experienced Pharmacy Technicians, hourly average wages total $16.32 per hour. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, roughly a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 86 percent. The majority of Experienced Pharmacy Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,037 - $51,259
$24K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,390
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$12.10 - $21.63
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MEDIAN: $16.38
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$0$51K
Salary $24,037 - $51,259
Bonus $206.64 - $4,060
Profit Sharing $2,600
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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$25,160 - $46,743
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 182
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.10 - $21.63
Hourly Tips $1.30
Overtime $15.29 - $34.85
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $206.64 - $4,060
Profit Sharing $2,600
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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$25,160 - $46,743
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,127

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Pharmacy Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacy Technician


CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and Target Corporation are all popular places to work. Kaiser Permanente attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $59K. Other big spenders include Vanderbilt Hospital, Safeway, Inc., and Omnicare, Inc, top-paying firms where Experienced Pharmacy Technicians see paychecks nearing $46K, $39K, or $36K.

CVS / Pharmacy offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary about half the top paying employer's rate ($31K). Also approaching the lower end are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Rite Aid Corporation, and Rite Aid Pharmacy, each paying $31K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,476

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

Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Experienced Pharmacy Technicians in San Diego receive some of the highest pay in the country. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), Phoenix (+11 percent), and Dallas (+10 percent). Detroit ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbus and Chicago (9 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Pharmacy Technician

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 393 votes.
10-19 years
91%
20 years or more
9%
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Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Mail Order Pharmacy
▲7%

Spanish Language
▲3%


Long Term Care
▼0%

National Average
$34,000

Insurance
▼1%


Typing
▼1%



Data Entry
▼2%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
▼2%




Composite Fillings
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 393 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 25%
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