$42,654
Avg. Salary
$16.14
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$650

Bonus

$550

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician is $16.14 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician is $42,654 per year.

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MEDIAN $42,654
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$0$59K
Salary $27,015 - $59,719
Bonus $101 - $3,854
Profit Sharing $9.79 - $1,034
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,579 - $45,896
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 83
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $13.17 - $20.69
Overtime $17.98 - $33.63
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $101 - $3,854
Profit Sharing $9.79 - $1,034
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,579 - $45,896
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,193

Job Description for Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician

The safe and effective dispensation of medication is essential to the provision of health care. The senior certified pharmacy technician is a dispensary agent who acts as an assistant to licensed pharmacists to ensure these processes occur as needed. Pharmacy technicians offer this assistance in many ways, such as the compiling, double-checking, and labeling medications. They are also responsible for answering customer questions about medications and dosage, as well as performing clerical duties such as handling cash registers and keeping the work area tidy. Some certified pharmacy technicians work in hospital pharmacies, which may require extra duties such as keeping patient records and preparing medications to be distributed by nursing staff. In some cases, the senior certified pharmacy technician may supervise pharmacy clerks and junior pharmacy technicians.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician

Pay by Experience for a Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 153 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 292 salaries. An experienced Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 319 salaries. A Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 120 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $34,374

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Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician?

Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Billerica:
Pros: Flexible, employees that are good, and a few others.
Cons: Stress, pushing everything on me when everyone leaves, not satisfied with my pay rate.

Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Flint:
Pros:
Cons: No set schedule, so can close one night, and open next morning. Also scheduling budgets are made by someone not located at your store and based on number comparison from previous year. This means many times we are working understaffed. Also there isn't a central call center for our area yet, so our phones are constantly ringing, interrupting us and putting us behind, creating longer waits and unhappy customers. Very stressful at times.

Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Wisconsin Rapids:
Pros: I love helping people.
Cons: They aren't fair with the employees who are older in age.

Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Naples:
"Double workload."
Pros: People I work wiyh.
Cons: Low pay for double work load. Lots of hours ih season when they need you, then in summer throw you to the curb.

Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Chelsea:
"No Advancement."
Multiple promises made for advancement. All have been broken. Company will hold you back until you either force their hands or leave.

Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Porter:
"Customer service."
Pros: I really enjoy working with the public and being completely confident when it comes to my job skills.
Cons: The demand that corporate puts on us. It's hard to satisfy the demands from corporate and still satisfy the customers and make sure they are taken care of properly.

Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Lodi:
"Take care of you."
You should be health conscious. Eat healthy and exercise. Have your health exams yearly. If you have questions about this or your medicine don't hesitate to ask. I am here for you. When you come in with an issue or an RX I do my best to give you all the information available to me. If there is something I don't know I ask. You will never leave not being satisfied. You are my number 1 priority always. I'm always qourteous and friendly with a smile on my face.

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Key Stats for Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 247 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Salaries

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$34,000

▼7%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Compounding
▲10%

▼0%

Bilingual
▼0%

National Average
$34,000


Training
▼4%

Order Inventory
▼4%

▼6%





▼9%


Typing
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 24%