Pharmacy Tech Salary

How much do Pharmacy Technicians make?

  • The average salary for those working as Pharmacy Techs in the USA was $31,680 in 2015, according to the Bureau for Labor Studies.
  • The average hourly wage for those working as Pharmacy Techs is $15.23 per hour.

Average Pharmacy Tech Salary

Average salary for Pharmacy Technicians in 2015 $31,680
Hourly wage for Pharmacy Technicians $15.23
Top 10% of Earners $45,030
Bottom 10% of Earners $20,950

Pharmacy Tech Salary Range

Salary levels for Pharmacy Technicians can range quite significantly depending on where you live and your level of experience:

  • Average range across all States: From a low of $26,840 in West Virginia (or $22,720 in Puerto Rico) to a high of $40,980 in Washington State. This represents a variance of $14,140 in earnings, even taking into consideration cost of living adjustments.
  • Average range across Metro Areas: From a low of $23,440 in the Parkersburg-Vienna in West Virginia, to a high of $59,800 in Napa, California.
  • Top earners to bottom earners: Overall the bottom 10% of those working as Pharmacy Technicians earned an average of $20,950, whilst the top 10% earned an average of $45,030.
  • The highest earners overall in the industry are those in Napa, California where the top 10% of Pharmacy Technicians working there earn an average salary of $71,440 – 125% more than the national average.

Top 5 States For Pharmacy Techs

The table below illustrates the States in which Pharmacy Technicians earn the most – taking into consideration cost of living adjustments for each State.

StateSalaryAbove AverageHourly Wage
Washington$40,98029.4%$19.70
California$40,17026.8%$19.31
Alaska$39,48024.6%$18.98
Oregon$36,83016.3%$17.71
North Dakota$36,69015.8%$17.64