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* Please note that these salaries are for the United States and each state may vary as well as each employer. The items written below are just averages that were derived drom varous sources.

There are a number of different jobs that are related to being a pharmacy technician. That is why any discussion of pharmacy technician salary must include information about the other industries in which you may be able to work. Below is mentioned not only the average certified pharmacy technician salary but also the average salaries for a variety of other jobs that are related to being a pharmacy technician, just so you know what your options are going forward.

If you are a certified pharmacy technician(Cpht) you can expect to earn something like $30,000 a year, which isn’t bad. Those working in a Pharmacy Technician Corrections Setting can expect to earn something like $25,000 on a yearly basis. Lead Pharmacy Technicians earn something in the region of $39,000 a year. Those working as Technician Pharms can earn about $34,000 on a yearly basis.
For Pharmacy Technician Store Workers the average yearly salary is in the region of $35,000, while a Csr Pharmacy Technician can earn about $29,000 on a yearly basis. A Senior Pharmacy Technician can earn in the region of $39,000 a year and a Pharmacy Technician G can earn around $44,000 a year.

If you want to be a Pharmacy Technician Specialist you can expect a salary of around $38,000 a year, and if you want to be a Certified Pharm Technician Inpt, you can expect to earn around about $36,000 each year .An average yearly salary for a Homeland Security worker is around $69,000. If you work as a Ptcb Pharmacy Technician you can expect to earn about $41,000 a year. MH Pharmacy Technicians earn around $32,000 a year and Registered Pharmacy Technicians earn about $28,000. Working as a Pharmacy Technician will earn you an average of $33,000 a year.

Salary according to experience
A pharmacy technician with less than 1 year of experience can earn a pharmacy technician pay of about $14,899 – $46,362, while a pharmacy technician with 1 to 4 years of experience can earn a pharmacy technician salary of around $15,306 – $44,864.

As you get more experience, so your salary increases. A pharmacy technician with 5-9 years experience can expect to earn a pharmacy technician salary around $19,512 – $47,606, a pharmacy technician with 10-19 years of experience can expect to earn around $21,615 – $60,402, and a pharmacy technician with 20 years or more experience can expect to earn around $19,463 – $101,789.

Salary according to industry
If you work as a pharmacy technician in a Retail Drugstore or Pharmacy Chain you will earn around $8.05 – $15.43. If you are a pharmacy technician in Retail you will earn around $8.06 – $15.48 and if you work in Pharmaceuticals you can earn around $8.34 – $16.02. For those working in Retail Grocery stores as pharmacy technicians, the average hourly rate is $8.09 – $15.96, and for those working in Healthcare the expected salary is $8.29 – $15.63.

Salary according to gender
79% of the people working as pharmacy technicians are female and only 21% are male. On average a woman will receive about $8.96 – $12.49 for being a pharmacy technician while a man will receive around $8.91 – $12.79 for being a pharmacy technician. There are very small differences in terms of gender (at least as far as rate of pay goes) in the pharmacy technician industry, which is more than what can be said for a large number of other industries out there. There is no reason why more men should not be pharmacy technicians either, so give it a try today.

Salary according to education
You can also receive a different pharmacy technician salary depending on what degree you hold.

For a Bachelor’s Degree you can expect to earn around $8.12 – $14.40 an hour, while with an Associate’s Degree you can earn in the region of $7.98 – $14.87 an hour.
A Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), Biology will earn you a pharmacy technician salary of about $7.86 – $14.97 an hour, a GED or High School Diploma will earn you around $8.03 – $13.13 an hour, and a High School Diploma gets you a pharmacy technician pay of about $8.12 – $17.22 an hour.

If you have a Certificate (Cert), Pharmacy you may be able to earn about $7.25 – $18.50 an hour, and with a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology you can earn about $8.71 – $18.61.
If you have a Certificate (Cert), Pharmacy Technician you will probably be eligible to get around $8.09 – $15.78 an hour, while if you have a Technical Certificate, Pharmacy you can earn something in the region of about $8.11 – $28.60.

With a Doctorate (PhD) you can earn about $7.26 – $12.52, with a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Political Science (PolySci) you can earn around $9.00 – $11.00, and with a Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), Chemistry you can earn in the region of $8.71 – $10.52 an hour.

If you have got a Technical Certificate, Pharmacy Technician you will probably be able to get a salary of about $8.24 – $15.03, while with a Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) you may be able to earn in the region of $8.26 – $11.70 an hour.

The average pharmacy technician salary for someone with a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Biology is about $9.11 – $13.09, and the average pharmacy technician salary for someone with a Technical School Diploma, Pharmacy is about $8.25 – $11.75. A Diploma (Dipl), Pharmacy gets you about $8.59 – $16.00 an hour, an Associate of Science (AS), Pharmacy gets you about $11.25 – $14.24 an hour, and a Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), Psychology gets you about $8.95 – $9.67 an hour.

If you have a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) you will be able to earn a pharmacy technician pay of around $9.72 – $11.03, and if you have an Associate of Science (AS) you can probably earn about $8.07 – $10.28. With a Bachelor of Arts (BA), History you can earn $9.08 – $14.87, with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) you get a salary of around $10.15 – $11.45 an hour, and with an Associate of Business Administration (ABA) you can earn around $8.36 – $10.58 an hour.

Pharmacy technicians that hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) can earn around $8.60 – $14.65 an hour, those who hold an Associate of Arts (AA), General Studies can earn around $8.27 – $13.75 an hour, and those who hold a Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), Business Administration can earn around $9.50 – $17.00 an hour. Last but not least a Diploma (Dipl), Pharmacy Technician gets you an average pharmacy technician salary of about $9.70 – $10.66 an hour.

Salary for pharmacy technician: popular employers
There are a number of popular employers that hire pharmacy technicians. At CVS / Pharmacy you can earn around $8.01 – $12.57 an hour, while at Wal-Mart Stores you can earn in the region of $8.24 – $12.72 an hour.
If you work at Rite Aid Pharmacy you may be eligible to earn $7.74 – $15.51 every hour and at Walgreen’s Pharmacy pharmacist technicians receive a pharmacy technician pay of $8.40 – $13.23 an hour.
Those working at Walgreen Co. receive around $7.91 – $14.82 an hour and those working at Wal-Mart Pharmacy earn around $8.18 – $13.96. If you want to work at The Kroger Company you can earn $7.33 – $13.34, if you want to work at CVS Caremark Corporation you can earn $7.89 – $12.99, and if you want to work at Target Corporation you can earn $8.03 – $15.57.

For those working at Meijer the average hourly rate is $8.16 – $12.64, and at Omnicare it is $8.87 – $14.81. Working at Kmart Corporation makes you eligible for an hourly rate of $7.18 – $9.50, working at Giant Eagle Supermarkets earns you around $6.63 – $10.37 an hour, and at Rite Aid Corporation you can expect to earn about $8.24 – $16.85.
At Publix Super Markets the average hourly rate is around $7.60 – $14.35, and at Family Pharmacy you can earn a pharmacy technician salary of about $9.00 – $17.88.
If you work for Giant Eagle you will receive around $7.05 – $12.42, if you work for Safeway you will receive around $8.02 – $18.86, and if you work for Sam’s Club you will earn something in the region of $10.35 – $13.02 an hour. At Kaiser Permanente pharmacy technicians earn around $19.00 – $27.00, while at Express Scripts Incorporated they earn about $10.50 – $11.91 every hour.

Those working at Shopko Stores Incorporated probably earn in the region of $9.76 – $12.07, and those working at Walmart.com earn around $9.83 – $11.70 an hour. If you want to work at Hy Vee Food Stores you can earn around $8.50 – $10.38, if you want to work at The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy you can earn around $9.50 – $15.75 an hour, and if you work at Medco Health Solutions, L.L.C. you can earn around $14.83 – $19.03. Fred’s Pharmacy pays around $8.00 – $11.38 and Osco Pharmacy pays around $9.47 – $13.10.

Average salaries can differ by state
There are slight differences in terms of what salaries you can expect to earn in which states. It is very important that you be aware of what the options are in the state that you are most interested in practicing in. There are also differences between cities within states.

  • The salary for pharmacy technician in South Carolina is about $29,000 a year, while the salary in Louisiana is about $25,000. If you are interested in working in North Carolina, the pharmacy technician salary is around $31,000.
  • Pharmacy techs working in Mississippi can expect a pharmacy technician pay of around $39,000. In Oklahoma a pharmacy technician can earn around $29,000, and in New York they can something in the region of $38,000 each and every year.
  • If you want to be a pharmacy tech in Virginia you can expect a pharmacy technician salary in the region of $33,000. On the other hand if you want to work as a pharmacy technician in Hawaii you may only earn around $24,000.
  • In Pennsylvania you can earn as much as $28,000 a year and a pharmacy technician Salary in Nebraska is about $27,000.
  • You could also choose to be a pharmacy technician in South Dakota where you can earn $27,000 a year, or in Puerto Rico where the average salary is about $23,000.
  • In the District of Columbia (DC) you can earn around $37,000 a year and the average pharmacy technician Salary in Ohio is about $30,000.
  • If you want to work in West Virginia as a pharmacy technician you may be eligible to earn somewhere around $33,000, while in Wisconsin you can earn around $26,000 a year.
  • The average pharmacy technician Salary in New Mexico is about $29,000, and the average pharmacy technician pay in Missouri is around $32,000.
  • If you plan to be a pharmacy technician in New Hampshire the salary you can expect to earn is around $33,000.
  • For pharmacy technicians interested in working in Arizona the going rate is something like $28,000 and for those interested in working in Massachusetts the very good pharmacy technician salary of $37,000 a year is on offer.
  • The pharmacy technician Salary in Montana is also quite high at $32,000, and the pharmacy technician Salary in Minnesota comes close at about $30,000.
  • If you want to work in Texas you will also be eligible to earn something in the region of $30,000, and if you want to work in Maine you may earn slightly more at $31,000.
  • The average pharmacy technician Salary in New Jersey is about $34,000 a year, the average pharmacy technician Salary in Wyoming is about $35,000 a year, and the average salary in Nevada is about $30,000, all of which are good rates.
  • In Washington you could also earn about $30,000, and in Oregon the pharmacy technician salary also holds strong at $30,000.
  • If you would like to work in Idaho you will earn a little less than average at about $28,000, and in Rhode Island you stand the chance of earning more than average with an average pharmacy technician salary of $34,000.
  • Anyone wanting to work in Alabama as a pharmacy technician will earn around about $34,000. The average pharmacy technician pay in Utah is average at $30,000, the expected pharmacy technician Salary in Tennessee is around the same, also at $30,000, and the expected pharmacy technician Salary in Kansas comes close to average at about $28,000 a year.
  • In North Dakota the salary peaks at around $31,000 and the average pharmacy technician Salary in Florida is also around $31,000.
  • You are eligible for slightly above average salaries if you work in the following states: the average pharmacy technician Salary in Connecticut is about $34,000, the average pharmacy technician Salary in Maryland is about $33,000, and the average salary in California is about $35,000.
  • If you want to work in Iowa you can expect an average salary of around $30,000, while if you work in Delaware you are eligible for slightly more at $31,000.
  • The average pharmacy technician Salary in Colorado is around $28,000, the average pharmacy technician Salary in Michigan is about $29,000, and the average pharmacy technician Salary in the Virgin Islands is high at about $38,000.
  • Those pharmacy technicians wanting to work in Vermont earn a competitive salary of around $32,000, and those wanting to work in Indiana earn even more at an average of $34,000.
  • The average pharmacy technician Salary in Arkansas is $32,000, the average pharmacy technician Salary in Georgia is about $34,000, and the average pharmacy technician pay in Illinois is also good at $34,000.
  • If you want to work in Alaska you can earn around $26,000, and if you want to work in Kentucky you can earn around $30,000.

Highest paying areas for a Pharmacy Technician
The areas that pay the highest pharmacy technician salaries (in descending order) are San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington; Spokane, Washington; Honolulu, Hawaii; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Anchorage, Alaska; San Diego, California; Long Beach, California; Tacoma, Washington; San Jose, California; Denver, Colorado; Dayton, Ohio; Bakersfield, California; Tucson, Arizona; Los Angeles, California; Richmond, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and St. Paul, Minnesota.

The above mentioned salary information may be pivotal in helping you decide where you want to work as a pharmacy technician, as well as in helping you come to a decision regarding what kind of education you will have to get first. These statistics are more like guidelines than anything else, but hopefully they are of help to you in your particular situation. There are always factors that can cause variations in the average pharmacy technician salary for any area, but these are fairly easy to account for if you understand all of the things that go into consideration in this regard.