Salary for Pharmacy Aides

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Also known as:  Certified Pharmacist Assistant, Pharmacist Aide, Pharmacist Assistant, Pharmacy Assistant, Pharmacy Clerk, Prescription Clerk

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The work of a pharmacy aide involves receiving supplies and inventory, operating cash registers, accepting prescriptions for filling, and storing incoming merchandise. These individuals may also prepare computerized prescription labels and answer telephone inquiries. A high school diploma is not required for this position, although many individuals employed as pharmacy aides have high school diplomas or the equivalent.

A Pharmacy Aid will most likely earn wages that can range from $20,960 - $50,390 depending on experience. usually receive average salaries of thirty-two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars per annum.

have the best average pay in District of Columbia, which has wages of close to about $46,390. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Health Care and Social Assistance, where they receive average wages of $44,830.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 62.49 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Pharmacy Aides tend to make the most in the following industries:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$44,830
Wholesale Trade
$39,100
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,080
Finance and Insurance
$38,730
Public Administration
$38,590
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$33,330

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
$29,670
Educational Services
$31,010
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$33,330
Public Administration
$38,590
Finance and Insurance
$38,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,080