Get all the latest data from bls.gov, payscale.com 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 bls.gov|
|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%|
|Data Entry Knowledge||5%|
|Medicaid & Medicare Billing Knowledge||5%|
|Computer Service Experience||4%|
|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 payscale.com.
|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|
The Biggest Employers for the Next Decade for (CPHT) Certified Pharmacy Techs
|CVS / Pharmacy|
|CVS Caremark Corporation|
|Publix Super Markets Inc|
|Rite Aid Corporation|
|Rite Aid Pharmacy|
|The Kroger Company|
|Wal-Mart Stores, Inc|
Explore Pharmacy Tech Training Programs in Your Area!
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!