Average Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician Hourly Pay

$11.33
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$380
Bonus
$900
Commission
$600
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician is $11.33.
10%
$9.13
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$11.33
90%
$14.87
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $15
Bonus
$14 - $1,541
Profit Sharing
$49 - $1,212
Commission
$0 - $900
Total Pay
$19,041 - $31,692

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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 $12.25. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Walgreen Co. and Walgreen's Pharmacy, earning around $11.34 and $11.07, respectively. Rite Aid Pharmacy pays the lowest at around $9.53. The Kroger Company and Rite Aid Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.80 and $9.94, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Pharmacy Technician

Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relations, Typing, Data Entry, Retail Pharmacy and Customer Service.

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 $12.44 based on 9,037 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacy Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.02 based on 3,920 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.63 based on 3,397 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 16.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Antonio, Texas (7.5% more) and Dallas, Texas (5.9% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 17,521 survey responses.
Early Career
51.6%
Mid Career
22.4%
Experienced
19.4%
Late Career
6.7%