Pharmacy Technician Salary in the US

$13.50
per hour
per year
$35,800
per year
per hour

Pharmacy Technician - Average Salary

The average salary for a Pharmacy Technician is $13.50 per hour ($35,800 per year), which is $17,690 (-33%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Pharmacy Technician can expect an average starting pay of $8.80. The highest pay rates can exceed $20.60.
$8.80
Low
$13.50
Average salary
$20.60
High
$23,600
Low
$35,800
Average salary
$55,000
High

Pharmacy Technician Salary Range

Low
$8.80
Average salary
$13.50
Senior
$15.50
High
$20.60
Low
$23,600
Average salary
$35,800
Senior
$41,300
High
$55,000
Among pharmacy technicians, Junior Pharmacy Technicians tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Pharmacy Technicians and Lead Pharmacy Technicians enjoy the highest salaries.

Pharmacy Technician - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Kaiser Pharmacy Technician$19.60/hour
+45% 
Lead Pharmacy Technician$17.80/hour
+32% 
Costco Pharmacy Technician$15.90/hour
+18% 
Senior Pharmacy Technician$15.50/hour
+15% 
Target Pharmacy Technician$14.30/hour
+6% 
CVS Pharmacy Technician$14/hour
+4% 
Walgreens Pharmacy Technician$13.10/hour
 -3%
Walmart Pharmacy Technician$13.10/hour
 -3%
Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician$8.80/hour
 -35%

Pharmacy Technician - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Pharmacy Technician with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting pay of $8.80 per hour. A mid career Pharmacy Technician with 4-9 years of experience earns an average pay of $13.20, while a Senior Pharmacy Technician with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $15.50. Pharmacy Technicians with more than 20 years of experience earn $17.80 per hour on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Pharmacy Technician

Late Career▲ +32%
Senior▲ +15%
Average Salary$13.50/hour
Mid Career▼ -2%
Entry Level▼ -35%

Gender Breakdown

Female
77%
Male
23%

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Pharmacy Technician - Related Salaries (per year)

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Pharmacy Technician jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Pharmacy Technician

How much does a Pharmacy Technician make in the US?
A Pharmacy Technician in the US earns an average of $13.50 gross per hour, which is about $35,800 gross per year. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Pharmacy Technician updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Pharmacy Technician in the US?
The starting salary of a Pharmacy Technician in the US is around $8.80 gross per hour. Junior Pharmacy Technicians usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Pharmacy Technician in the US?
The highest salary of a Pharmacy Technician in the US can reach and exceed $20.60 gross per hour. Senior Pharmacy Technicians and Lead Pharmacy Technicians usually have the highest salaries.
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