Pharmacy technician

Explore career information by location


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

Average base salary
13.5k salaries reported, updated at Jun 28, 2020
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

View job openings with the years of experience that is relevant to you on Indeed

Where can a Pharmacy Technician earn more?

Compare salaries for Pharmacy Technicians in different locations

Best-paid skills and qualifications for pharmacy technicians

Most recommended license


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.

Job Trend

Top companies hiring pharmacy technicians on Indeed

View more companies for pharmacy technicians

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Specialty categories:
Top specialty
Job openings
Nuclear Medicine
5 jobs
32Company icon
Cath Lab
6 jobs
7Company icon
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 jobs
4Company icon
14 jobs
46Company icon
75 jobs
151Company icon
License categories:
Top license
Job openings
4 jobs
11Company icon
16 jobs
34Company icon
Top skill
Job openings
Aseptic Technique
111Company icon
Infusion Experience
309Company icon
Medical Terminology
383Company icon
Hospital Experience
496Company icon
Root Cause Analysis
4Company icon

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

How much should you be earning?
Tell us about you and get an estimated calculation of how much you should be earning and insight into your career options.
Get started
salary calculator
Frequently asked questions
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.

Was this answer helpful?

How much do similar professions to pharmacy technician get paid?

Check the below indeed career pages for the detailed pay ranges for the similar professions to pharmacy technician:

Was this answer helpful?