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As of December 16, 2022, a pharmacy technician in the United States makes an average of $16.21 an hour.
Even though has seen hourly wages as high as $22.84 and as low as $9.62, most pharmacy technician salaries in the United States are currently between $13.70 (the 25th percentile) and $17.79 (the 75th percentile). The average range of pay for a pharmacy technician is very wide (up to $4.09), which suggests that there may be many ways to move up and make more money based on skill level, location, and the number of years of experience.
The job market for pharmacy technicians in the United States, and the whole state is not very active right now because not many companies are hiring. In your area, the average hourly wage for a Pharmacy Technician is $16, which is $0.05 (0%) more than the national average hourly wage of $16.21. ranks first out of all 50 states when it comes to salaries for pharmacy technicians.
We’ve found 10 cities where the average salary for a job as a pharmacy technician is higher than the average salary for all jobs in the country. Atkinson, Nebraska, is at the top of the list, followed closely by San Francisco, California, and Bolinas, California. Bolinas, CA, is $6,799 (20.2%) above the national average, and Atkinson, NE, is another $8,483 (25.2%) above the average of $33,716.
Since the average salaries in these 10 cities are higher than the national average, it seems like a pharmacy technician could make a lot of money by moving to a different city.
Lastly, another thing to think about is that the average salary for these top ten cities only varies by 11% between Atkinson, NE, and Edina, MN, which shows that there isn’t much room for wage growth. When deciding where to work and how much to get paid as a pharmacy technician, the possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best thing to look at.
|City||Annual Salary||Monthly Pay||Weekly Pay||Hourly Wage|
|San Francisco, CA||$40,733||$3,394||$783||$19.58|
|San Jose, CA||$38,412||$3,201||$738||$18.47|
|New York, NY||$37,902||$3,158||$728||$18.22|
We found at least five jobs in the same field as pharmacy technicians that pay more than the average pharmacy technician’s salary. Some of the best examples of these roles are Pharmacy Supervisor, Head of Pharmacy Technician, and Pharmacy Implementation.
Importantly, all of these jobs pay between $38,351 (113.7%) and $71,523 (212.1%) more than the national average of $33,716. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related jobs could help you make more money than the average pharmacy technician job.
|Job Title||Annual Salary||Monthly Pay||Weekly Pay||Hourly Wage|
|Head Of Pharmacy Technician||$85,362||$7,113||$1,641||$41.04|
|Assistant Pharmacy Manager||$83,104||$6,925||$1,598||$39.95|
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