Pharmacy technician

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How much does a Pharmacy Technician make in the United States?

Average base salary
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13.5k salaries reported, updated at Jun 28, 2020
$15.49
per hour
The average salary for a pharmacy technician is $15.49 per hour in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Employee discount
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Life insurance

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for pharmacy technicians

Most recommended license

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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 $15.49 per hour.

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Most common benefits for Pharmacy Technicians

  • Employee discount
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Prescription drug insurance

Salary satisfaction

Based 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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