Pharmacy Tech Salary

The average Pharmacy Tech Salary is calculated by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics from a variety of sources. Pharmacist Technicians work in a number of settings including hospitals, clinics and schools.  The average salary varies depending on the location and the setting.  The assumption was made that the Pharmacist Technicians reflected here were working an average of 40 hours per week with a total of 2080 hours per year.  

Pharmacist Technician Salary: Median Hourly & Annual Data


The Pharmacist Technicians average salary is 13.92 per hour. The lowest 10% earn $9.36 per hour and those in the upper 10% earn more than $19.31 per hour.


On an annual basis the average salary is $28,940. The lowest 10% earn $19,480 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $40,160 per year.  These salaries are calculated as a mean or average.


Lowest and Highest Pharmacy Technician Salary

The lowest salary is less than $20,000 annually while the highest paid Pharmacist Technicians earn more than $40,000 per year. This widget has not been authorized to run on this site.

Top 5 States

The best states to earn an average Pharmacy Technician salary are California $36,770, Washington $36,770, Alaska $37,090, Hawaii $35,130, and Nevada $33,960.

 Top 5 Metropolitan Areas for Pharmacy Technicians

The best city or metropolitan areas to earn an average salary are San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division $43,5000, Santa Barbara-Santa Maria, CA $40,330, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA $42,260, Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division $41,220 and Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA $40,330.

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Other Industries that Employ Pharmacy Technicians

Local and federal government, schools and colleges, Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing, and Consumer goods rental employ these technical professionals also.

Employment Data

According to the US Department of Labor nationally there are 331,890 Pharmacist Technicians who earn a salary through being employed.

Where They Work

Of all the Pharmacists employed in the United States over 180,170 work in Health and personal care stores, 55,950 work in hospitals and over 60,000 work in grocery, department or general merchandise stores. 

Private Practice vs. Employment

Pharmacist Technicians are employed as assistants to a pharmacist. Given the nature of the work the opportunities for private practice are rare. 


Fringe benefits will vary depending on business size and other factors. To see what a typical benefits package is worth  A typical employment benefits package is worth over $20,000 per year.