Salary Guide: Pharmacy Technicians

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Pharmacy Technicians prepare, mix, label, and record medications under the direction of a pharmacist. Nationwide there are 333,500 Pharmacy Technicians who earn an average salary of $29,330.

While there is no education or training standard for Pharmacy Technicians, employers favor those with formal education and experience. Pharmacy Technicians don’t have to be licensed but in most states they must register with the state’s board of pharmacy.

Pharmacy Technicians don’t have to be licensed but in most states they must register with the state’s board of pharmacy.

Find out about Pharmacy Technician programs in your area or online.

Salaries by State (mean annual wage)

Alabama: $24,810
Alaska: $39,210
Arizona: $30,680
Arkansas: $24,190
California: $37,280
Colorado: $30,930
Connecticut: $31,470
Delaware: $27,570
District of Columbia: $34,850
Florida: $27,890
Georgia: $27,410
Hawaii : $34,920
Idaho: $29,500
Illinois : $29,500
Indiana: $26,920
Iowa: $27,220
Kansas: $27,060
Kentucky: $24,920
Louisiana: $28,110
Maine: $28,160
Maryland: $30,230
Massachusetts: $30,610
Michigan: $27,620
Minnesota: $31,140
Mississippi: $24,650
Missouri: $26,140
Montana: $30,040
Nebraska: $26,700
Nevada: $34,230
New Hampshire: $27,560
New Jersey: $30,350
New Mexico: $29,190
New York: $30,470
North Carolina: $26,690
North Dakota: $31,820
Ohio: $26,150
Oklahoma: $24,380
Oregon: $34,080
Pennsylvania: $27,470
Rhode Island: $29,470
South Carolina: $26,600
South Dakota: $28,310
Tennessee: $27,530
Texas: $29,920
Utah: $31,340
Vermont: $29,130
Virginia: $28,290
Washington: $37,290
West Virginia: $24,020
Wisconsin: $28,180
Wyoming: $31,960

Salaries in Top 20 Metro Areas (mean annual wage)

1. New York City: $33,680
2. Los Angeles: $36,520
3. Chicago: $31,030
4. Dallas – Forth Worth: $31,240
5. Philadelphia: $29,080
6. Houston: $30,440
7. Washington DC: $30,570
8. Miami: $29,250
9. Atlanta: $28,680
10. Boston: $30,990
11. San Francisco: $40,610
12. Detroit: $29,460
13. Riverside: $35,420
14. Phoenix: $30,850
15. Seattle: $38,480
16. Minneapolis: $31,700
17. San Diego: $37,880
18. St. Louis: $27,580
19. Tampa: $27,620
20. Baltimore: $29,550

  • All statistics calculated by the US Department of Labor, May 2010.
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