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

24.2k salaries reported, updated at July 20, 2021
$15.36
per hour

The average salary for a pharmacy technician is $15.36 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Family leave
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for pharmacy technicians

Most recommended license

LPN

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 $15.36 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
201293increase by 93
2013281increase by 202.15%
2014510increase by 81.49%
2015151decrease by 70.39%
201674decrease by 50.99%
201784increase by 13.51%
2018123increase by 46.43%
2019384increase by 212.20%

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Most common benefits for Pharmacy Technicians

  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Family leave
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible spending account
  • Tuition reimbursement
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Salary satisfaction

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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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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.

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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.

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