Pharmacy Technician Salary Guide

Get all the latest data from, and career one stop all in one place. Get geographic salary changes and what increases your salary potential. Find out what skills you will need for pharmacy technician certification too! From top to bottom we give you all the numbers! Because they do not lie.

Pharmacy Technician Salary Outlook

Pharmacy Tech Salary Outlook

As you can see the growth is stellar at 20%. With over 70,000 new jobs being created over the next decade it is a great time to make the career change to becoming a pharmacy tech.

Pharmacy Technicians Data from
Average salary 2015 $30,410
Average pay 2015 $14.62
Education and training High school diploma or equivalent
On-the-job training In some cases
Jobs increase through 2024 372,500
Job growth through 2024 9%
New jobs added in that time 34,700

Skills That Increase Pay

Ways to Increase Your Salary With Your Skills

If you have a special ability that makes you a strong pharmacy technician, then you need to let that show and you will be paid for it in the long run! Below we lay out what skills have potential to increase your salary as a pharmacy tech. When you get an average salary range of just over $18,000 and $37,000 than these skills will get you on the high side of that scenario.

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Technician Salaries Level of Increase
Systems Computer/Console Operations Experience 17%
Long Term Care Experience 17%
Inventory Management 11%
Typing Proficiency 7%
Data Processing 7%
Insurance Knowledge 6%
Phone Support 6%
Speak Spanish 6%
Data Entry Knowledge 5%
Medicaid & Medicare Billing Knowledge 5%
Composite Fillings 5%
Computer Service Experience 4%
Customer Relations 2%
Retail Pharmacy Experience 1%

As you can see there are many ways to increase your salary potential outside of certifications and promotions.

Common Job Salaries

Insight to Salaries of Various Pharmacy Techs Positions

Pharmacy techs work in all kinds of places and in differing environments. Below we cover th salaries of some of those careers. Data from

Job Title Salary
Pharmacy Technician Senior Ukhc $38,000
Pharmacy Technician Medical Recon $37,000
Pharmacy Technician Starting $36,000
Pharmacy Technician Outpatient Core $34,000
Pharmacy Technologist Pharmacy $33,000
Pharmacy Technician Prc $33,000
Pharmacy Technician Riverbend $32,000
Bilingual Pharmacy Technician $30,000
Mail Order Pharmacy Technician $29,000
Oncology Pharmacy Technician $28,000
Certified Pharmacy Technician Pharmacy $28,000
Pharmacy Technician Correction $25,000
Pharmacy Technician Shipping $16,000
Pharmacy Technician Medication Historian $12,000

Growth in the Largest Cities

Across America Annual Pharmacy Technician Salary is Growing!

From Atlanta to New York, from Los Angeles to Orlando, Pharmacy Tech jobs are in demand and they are making more now than ever! The time could not be better to enroll in a pharmacy tech school in your state or in an online program fast!

City Level of Increase
Atlanta 11%
Chicago 2%
Columbus 3%
Dallas 24%
Houston 13%
Indianapolis 0%
Los Angeles 26%
Miami 2%
New York 8%
Orlando 6%
Philadelphia 12%
Phoenix 16%
Pittsburgh 5%
San Diego 35%
Tampa 13%

Top Employers

The Biggest Employers for the Next Decade for (CPHT) Certified Pharmacy Techs

CVS / Pharmacy
CVS Caremark Corporation
Meijer, Inc.
Omnicare, Inc
Publix Super Markets Inc
Rite Aid Corporation
Rite Aid Pharmacy
Target Corporation
The Kroger Company
Walgreen Co.
Walgreen’s Pharmacy
Wal-Mart Pharmacy
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc

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Pharmacy Technician Salary Expectations Have Never Been Higher!

In the next decade pharmacy techs will be on their way to becoming one of the higher paying non-degree careers within healthcare!

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