Pharmacy technician earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level pharmacy technician earnings begin at:

$17.95 per hour

$37,330 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level pharmacy technician earnings begin at:

$17.39 per hour

$36,170 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level pharmacy technician earnings begin at:

$14.09 per hour

$29,300 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level pharmacy technician earnings begin at:

$11.12 per hour

$23,130 per year

10th percentile

Starting level pharmacy technician earnings begin at:

$10.57 per hour

$21,980 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Pharmacy technician salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $46,760
Washington $46,690
District of Columbia $46,550
Alaska $46,470
Oregon $46,190
North Dakota $45,410
Minnesota $39,900
Wyoming $37,510
Colorado $37,390
Utah $37,390
Arizona $37,240
Massachusetts $37,240
Nevada $37,190
Hawaii $36,920
Idaho $36,910
Texas $36,900
Montana $36,880
Maryland $36,840
New Hampshire $36,820
Rhode Island $36,820
New Jersey $36,810
Vermont $36,800
New York $36,790
New Mexico $36,690
South Dakota $36,680
Wisconsin $36,670
Connecticut $36,640
Nebraska $36,640
Illinois $36,630
Kansas $36,630
Virgin Islands, U.S. $36,630
Iowa $36,590
Michigan $36,590
Florida $36,550
Virginia $36,450
Indiana $36,360
South Carolina $36,330
Pennsylvania $36,290
Maine $36,140
North Carolina $35,930
Louisiana $35,870
Mississippi $35,640
Tennessee $35,520
Ohio $35,140
Georgia $35,000
Missouri $32,050
Oklahoma $30,610
Kentucky $30,140
Alabama $30,030
Delaware $30,020
Arkansas $29,650
Guam $29,300
West Virginia $29,280
Puerto Rico $22,240

How do pharmacy technician salaries compare to similar careers?

Pharmacy technicians earn 24% less than similar careers in Guam. On average, they make less than health services managers but more than medical assistants.

Career Median Salary
Health services manager salary $85K
Licensed practical nurse salary $38K
Dental assistant salary $37K
Medical administrative assistant salary $29K
Pharmacy technician salary $29K
Surgical assistant salary $29K
Ophthalmic medical technologist salary $29K
Neurodiagnostic technologist salary $29K
Medical assistant salary $24K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)