Pharmacy technician earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level pharmacy technician earnings begin at:

$22.99 per hour

$47,830 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level pharmacy technician earnings begin at:

$21.49 per hour

$44,700 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level pharmacy technician earnings begin at:

$17.64 per hour

$36,690 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level pharmacy technician earnings begin at:

$14.31 per hour

$29,760 per year

10th percentile

Starting level pharmacy technician earnings begin at:

$13.94 per hour

$28,980 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 7% less than similar careers in New Mexico. On average, they make less than ophthalmic medical technologists but more than medical assistants.

Career Median Salary
Ophthalmic medical technologist salary $47K
Medical appliance technician salary $51K
Surgical technologist salary $46K
Endoscopy technician salary $43K
Dental assistant salary $37K
Pharmacy technician salary $37K
Psychiatric technician salary $32K
Ophthalmic medical technician salary $35K
Medical administrative assistant salary $37K
Medical assistant salary $31K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)