Information About Pharmacy Aides

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Training

Pharmacy aides need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Pharmacy aides
Training for Pharmacy Aides
Percent
Less than High School 4.8
High School 29.0
Some College 37.8
Associates Degree 16.3
Bachelors Degree 9.1
Masters Degree 1.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.4

Employment

Represents about 54,000 people in the United States- 3.1% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 3,000 less pharmacy aides but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 6,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, pharmacy aides make $11.23 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pharmacy aides $8.08 $8.95 $10.50 $12.90 $15.70
Healthcare support occupations $8.50 $9.89 $12.00 $15.30 $19.10
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, pharmacy aides make $23,350 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pharmacy aides $16,810 $18,620 $21,970 $26,930 $32,790
Healthcare support occupations $17,670 $20,570 $25,140 $31,980 $39,800
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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