The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Pharmacy Technician is $12.47.
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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 CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc where the average pay is $13.10. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Walgreen Co. and Walgreen's Pharmacy, earning around $12.29 and $11.70, respectively. Rite Aid Pharmacy pays the lowest at around $10.16. Rite Aid Corp and The Kroger Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.54 and $10.98, respectively.
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing, 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 $11.36 based on 2,008 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacy Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.04 based on 3,815 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.66 based on 3,314 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Pharmacy Technician in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 16.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (14.2% more) and Houston, Texas (10.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (2.2% less) and New York, New York (1.1% less).
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