The average hourly pay for a Pharmacy Technician at The Kroger Company is $11.58.
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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 $13.59. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Walgreen Co. and C.V.S., earning around $12.85 and $12.31, respectively. Rite Aid Pharmacy pays the lowest at around $10.52. Rite Aid Corp and CVS / Pharmacy also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.89 and $11.91, respectively.
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Skills in Retail Pharmacy and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing, Data Entry and Customer Service.
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 $9.85 based on 24 salaries. An early career Pharmacy Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.98 based on 137 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacy Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.86 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.46 based on 27 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Pharmacy Technician in their job title in Peoria, Illinois earn an average of 29.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (21.8% more) and Dallas, Texas (16.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (20.4% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (4.7% less) and Dayton, Ohio (4.3% less).
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