Salary for Pharmacy Technicians

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Also known as:  Certified Pharmacy Technician, CPHT, Pharmacist Technician, Pharmacy Laboratory Technician, Pharmacy Technician helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 earns an average salary ranging from $25,400 to $50,430 based on tenure level. can earn an average wage of thirty-six thousand four hundred and fifty dollars annually.

make the most money in California, where they receive average pay scales of about $47,620. People with this job title can make the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they can earn average pay scales of $46,210.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 45.87 percent nationwide in that time.


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

Public Administration
Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Transportation and Warehousing
Health Care and Social Assistance
Finance and Insurance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Wholesale Trade
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services