Pharmacy technician salary in United States
How much does a Pharmacy Technician make in the United States?
Average base salary
The average salary for a pharmacy technician is $18.74 per hour in the United States. 40.9k salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2023
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
|Years of experience||Per hour|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
Top companies for Pharmacy Technicians in United States
Highest paying cities for Pharmacy Technicians near United States
Where can a Pharmacy Technician earn more?Compare salaries for Pharmacy Technicians in different locations
Best-paid skills and qualifications for Pharmacy Technicians
LPN(earn +67.50% more)
The jobs requiring this license have increase by 212.20% since 2018. Pharmacy Technicians with this license earn +67.50% more than the average base salary, which is $18.74 per hour.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this license||Change from previous year|
|2012||93||increase by 93|
|2013||281||increase by 202.15%|
|2014||510||increase by 81.49%|
|2015||151||decrease by 70.39%|
|2016||74||decrease by 50.99%|
|2017||84||increase by 13.51%|
|2018||123||increase by 46.43%|
|2019||384||increase by 212.20%|
More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
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Most common benefits for Pharmacy Technicians
- 401(k) matching
- AD&D insurance
- Continuing education credits
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Employee discount
- Employee stock purchase plan
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Loan repayment program
- Opportunities for advancement
- Paid sick time
- Paid time off
- Paid training
- Parental leave
- Pet insurance
- Prescription drug insurance
- Professional development assistance
- Referral program
- Relocation assistance
- Retirement plan
- Travel reimbursement
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
Salary satisfactionBased on 1,584 ratings
34% of Pharmacy Technicians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.
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Common questions about salaries for a Pharmacy Technician
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a pharmacy technician?
If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a pharmacy technician, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry, and experience.
Do pharmacy technicians get paid overtime?
Most pharmacy technicians are non-exempt employees and are therefore eligible to receive overtime pay for the hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Overtime must be paid for all hours worked over 40 in one work week.
How can pharmacy technicians make more money?
Some ways in which pharmacy technicians can make more money include continued education to gain certification, working extra hours for overtime pay and working for a new employer.