Average Early-Career Pharmacy Technician Hourly Pay

$12.47
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$487
Bonus
$800
Commission
$513
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Pharmacy Technician is $12.47.
10%
$9.77
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$12.47
90%
$16.43
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $16
Bonus
$50 - $1,775
Profit Sharing
$103 - $1,939
Commission
$0 - $800
Total Pay
$20,364 - $35,359

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Job Description 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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Popular Skills for Pharmacy Technician

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10,275 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.5%
Mid Career
37.1%
Experienced
32.3%
Late Career
11.1%