Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Certified Pharmacy Technician make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$38,379 / yrTotal Pay
$36,696 / yrBase Pay
$1,684 / yrAdditional Pay

$38,379

 / yr
$29K$51K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Certified Pharmacy Technician is $38,379 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $36,696 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $1,684 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

How accurate does $38,379 look to you?

Your input helps Glassdoor refine our pay estimates over time.

Total Pay Trajectory

For Pharmacy Technician

$37,412 /yr
Pharmacy Technician
$41,814 /yr
Senior Pharmacy Technician
See Full Career Path

Download as data table

Related Job Titles

For Certified Pharmacy Technician

Some related job titles are Data Entry Pharmacy Technician Salaries with median pay of $39,428, Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician Salaries with median pay of $38,768, Nuclear Pharmacy Technician Salaries with median pay of $43,670, Pharmacy Technician I Salaries with median pay of $39,146.

Top Paying Companies

For a Certified Pharmacy Technician in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Certified Pharmacy Technician in United States. Employers include US Department of Veterans Affairs, US Navy and US Air Force.

1
US Department of Veterans Affairs
$54,709/yr

What are total pay estimates for a Certified Pharmacy Technician at different companies?

or
Sort:
Company
Jobs
Total Pay Range
Walgreens
3.1
Certified Pharmacy TechnicianSee 2,522 salaries from all locations

$18

 / hr

$19

 / hr

$18

 / hr

$18

 / hr

$18

 / hr

$45,908

 / yr

$19

 / hr

Is this salary info helpful?

Let’s pay it forward! The Glassdoor community relies on people like you to share accurate salary info to promote fair compensation everywhere

Share Salary Anonymously

$19

 / hr

$20

 / hr

$18

 / hr

$21

 / hr

$19

 / hr

$19

 / hr

$20

 / hr

$20

 / hr

$19

 / hr

$18

 / hr

$22

 / hr
Omnicare
3.1
Certified Pharmacy TechnicianSee 73 salaries from all locations

$18

 / hr
Express Scripts
3.4
Certified Pharmacy TechnicianSee 72 salaries from all locations

$19

 / hr
Download as data table
Viewing 1 - 20 of 2,360

Top Paying Industries

For a Certified Pharmacy Technician in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Certified Pharmacy Technician in United States are Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $49,233, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $48,320, Information Technology with a median total pay of $45,597, Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $42,816, and Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $41,503.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$49,233

    19% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$48,320

    17% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$45,597

    12% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$42,816

    7% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$41,503

    4% Higher than other industries

Government & Public Administration

Top paying companies in Government & Public Administration for Certified Pharmacy Technician are US Department of Veterans Affairs, US Navy, and US Air Force.

US Department of Veterans AffairsUS Department of Veterans Affairs$54,709/yr
US NavyUS Navy$50,130/yr
US Air ForceUS Air Force$48,337/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Healthcare?

Healthcare jobs, already in high demand, are expected to grow extensively to meet the increased need from an aging population. Careers in this industry are diverse, though most require additional training and pay above-average wages. Despite fewer opportunities for remote work than other professions, healthcare jobs can be found nearly everywhere, including both rural and urban settings. While careers in healthcare offer high job security, they also often involve long hours, including evening and weekend shift work, particularly for those just starting their career.

Recent Salaries Shared

For certified pharmacy technician

Salary Share
Anonymously share your pay to help the community

Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Pharmacy Clerk

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$17

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Certified Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$19

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Data Entry Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | <1 year

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Certified Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$18

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Certified Pharmacy Technician pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Certified Pharmacy Technician is $36,696 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Certified Pharmacy Technician salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 15148 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Certified Pharmacy Technician employees.

The highest salary for a Certified Pharmacy Technician in United States is $47,480 per year.

The lowest salary for a Certified Pharmacy Technician in United States is $28,360 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Certified Pharmacy Technician.