Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Pharmacy Technician make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$37,417 / yrTotal Pay
$35,502 / yrBase Pay
$1,915 / yrAdditional Pay

$37,417

 / yr
$29K$49K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Pharmacy Technician is $37,417 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $35,502 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 $1,915 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.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Pharmacy Technician

$37,417 /yr
Pharmacy Technician
$41,845 /yr
Senior Pharmacy Technician
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Related Job Titles

For Pharmacy Technician

Some related job titles are Certified Pharmacy Technician Salaries with median pay of $38,391, Lead Pharmacy Technician Salaries with median pay of $41,625, Pharmacy Assistant Salaries with median pay of $37,439, Pharmacy Clerk Salaries with median pay of $37,363.

Top Paying Companies

For a Pharmacy Technician in United States

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

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AbbVie
$58,530/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Pharmacy Technician in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Pharmacy Technician in United States are Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $47,743, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $45,695, Information Technology with a median total pay of $41,742, Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $40,749, and Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $39,812.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$47,743

    20% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$45,695

    16% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$41,742

    8% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$40,749

    6% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$39,812

    4% Higher than other industries

Aerospace & Defense

The top paying company in Aerospace & Defense for Pharmacy Technician is US Department of Defense.

US Department of DefenseUS Department of Defense$47,743/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.

A Pharmacy technician salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Pharmacy technician in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $21,800 to $33,131 per year, based on 161 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Pharmacy technician in US can make a salary range of $30,696 to $53,391 with at least 5 years of experience, based on 25 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Pharmacy technician gets the highest compensation are Kindred Healthcare, Inc., Kaiser Permanente and Dignity Health. Bigger companies typically pay 21.27% less than smaller companies for a Pharmacy technician.

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Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$18

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$518

/hr

$18 | $500

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Certified Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | <1 year

$19

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$16

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Certified Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$21

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$16

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Certified Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$20

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Registered Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$23

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$20,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Pharmacy Technician pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Pharmacy Technician is $35,502 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Pharmacy Technician salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 33919 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Pharmacy Technician employees.

The highest salary for a Pharmacy Technician in United States is $45,057 per year.

The lowest salary for a Pharmacy Technician in United States is $27,973 per year.

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