The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician is $11.33.
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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 $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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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Pharmacy Technician in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 16.8% 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).
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