Salary for Pharmacy Aides

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 receives an average wage of around 16000 and 24000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Pharmacy Aides will normally get an average compensation of Twenty Two Thousand Eight Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Pharmacy Aides are compensated most highly in Alaska, where they can earn average pay of about $29490. This group of people receive the best pay in Health Care and Social Assistance, where they can get salary pay of $35880.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 14.64 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Pharmacy Aides tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $35,880
Health Care and Social Assistance $29,300
Public Administration $28,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises $26,620
Wholesale Trade $24,540
Retail Trade $22,220
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $22,220
Wholesale Trade $24,540
Management of Companies and Enterprises $26,620
Public Administration $28,780
Health Care and Social Assistance $29,300
Educational Services $35,880
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