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Pharmacy Technician salary in United States

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

Average base salary

$18.94
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a pharmacy technician is $18.94 per hour in the United States. 28.8k salaries reported, updated at August 12, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Pharmacy Technicians in United States

  1. Avella Specialty Pharmacy
    3.1star
    109 reviews32 salaries reported
    $28.26per hour
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Highest paying cities for Pharmacy Technicians in United States

  1. Philadelphia, PA
    $20.00 per hour
    135 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $18.81 per hour
    186 salaries reported
  3. Indianapolis, IN
    $18.66 per hour
    155 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $18.45 per hour
    183 salaries reported
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Where can a Pharmacy Technician earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Pharmacy Technicians

Most recommended skill

Aseptic Techniqueearn +21.64% more

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 9.98% since 2018. Pharmacy Technicians with this skill earn +21.64% more than the average base salary, which is $18.94 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
2012783increase by 783
20131989increase by 154.02%
20144520increase by 127.25%
20151867decrease by 58.69%
20161981increase by 6.11%
20171571decrease by 20.70%
20181604increase by 2.10%
20191444decrease by 9.98%

Top companies hiring Pharmacy Technicians with the recommended skill

Prisma Health
US Department of Veterans Affairs
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Kaiser Permanente
Baptist Health System KY & IN
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Top specialties
Nuclear Medicine
+100.91%salary
Top licenses
LVN
+106.54%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SpecialtiesSalaryJob openingsCompanies
5 jobs32
6 jobs7
3 jobs4
14 jobs46
75 jobs151
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Most common benefits for Pharmacy Technicians

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • 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
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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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Certified Pharmacy Technician

28,744 job openings

Average $20.07 per hour

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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.

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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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