Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Pharmacy Tech make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$39,770 / yrTotal Pay
$38,036 / yrBase Pay
$1,734 / yrAdditional Pay

$39,770

 / yr
$30K$53K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Pharmacy Tech is $39,770 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $38,036 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 $1,734 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

$37,363 /yr
Pharmacy Technician
$41,657 /yr
Senior Pharmacy Technician
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Related Job Titles

For Pharmacy Tech

Some related job titles are Certified Pharmacy Tech Salaries with median pay of $39,160, Certified Pharmacy Technician Salaries with median pay of $38,324, Pharmacy Intern Salaries with median pay of $113,860, Pharmacy Technician Salaries with median pay of $37,363.

Top Paying Companies

For a Pharmacy Tech in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Pharmacy Tech in United States. Employers include US Department of Veterans Affairs, Sam's Club and Kaiser Permanente.

1
US Department of Veterans Affairs
$56,731/yr
6
Express Scripts
$42,363/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Pharmacy Tech in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Pharmacy Tech in United States are Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $56,731, Information Technology with a median total pay of $43,612, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $42,847, Insurance with a median total pay of $40,736, and Healthcare with a median total pay of $40,601.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$56,731

    29% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$43,612

    8% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$42,847

    7% Higher than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$40,736

    2% Higher than other industries

  • HealthcareHealthcare$40,601

    1% Higher than other industries

Government & Public Administration

The top paying company in Government & Public Administration for Pharmacy Tech is US Department of Veterans Affairs.

US Department of Veterans AffairsUS Department of Veterans Affairs$56,731/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.

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Date or Time

Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$18

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Clinical Review Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$19

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Certified Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$17

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Certified Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$15

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$16

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Certified Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$23

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$20

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Pharmacy Technician

United States of America

 | <1 year

$17

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

<1 year
Yesterday

Pharmacy Tech pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Pharmacy Tech is $38,036 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Pharmacy Tech salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 893 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Pharmacy Tech employees.

The highest salary for a Pharmacy Tech in United States is $50,008 per year.

The lowest salary for a Pharmacy Tech in United States is $28,931 per year.

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