Salary for Pharmacy Technicians

Also known as:  Certified Pharmacy Technician, CPHT, Pharmacist Technician, Pharmacy Laboratory Technician, Pharmacy Technician

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The labeling, counting, dispensing, and mixing of pharmaceutical prescriptions under the direction of a pharmacist are duties of pharmacy technicians. These individual may also answer telephones, store medicines in required conditions, prepack bulk medicines, price and file filled prescriptions, and answer simple customer questions. Pharmacy technicians may also receive and store incoming supplies and inventory, ensuring that quantities match invoices, and that medications are current. Some college education is generally, although not always, required for this occupation.

A Pharmacy Technician can get salaries of around 16000 and 24000 depending on the level of seniority. Pharmacy Technicians usually receive average salaries of Twenty Nine Thousand dollars annually.

Pharmacy Technicians can get the best pay in Alaska, which has average pay of approximately $37090. People in this job function are compensated most highly in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can earn average wages of $38540.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.29 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Pharmacy Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $38,540
Other Services (except Public Administration) $37,110
Educational Services $36,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises $36,560
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $35,910
Finance and Insurance $34,800
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $27,800
Wholesale Trade $31,130
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $32,070
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $33,210
Health Care and Social Assistance $33,300
Manufacturing $33,330
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