Information About Pharmacy Aides

Training Requirements for Pharmacy Aides

Pharmacy aides need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Pharmacy aides
Training for Pharmacy Aides
Percent
Less than High School 3.4
High School 29.7
Some College 34.2
Associates Degree 12.4
Bachelors Degree 15.9
Masters Degree 1.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.3

Employment outlook for Pharmacy Aides

Represents about 41,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more pharmacy aides but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 8,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, pharmacy aides make $13.66 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pharmacy aides $8.88 $10.16 $12.14 $15.86 $21.34
Healthcare support occupations $9.51 $10.91 $13.42 $17.11 $21.93
Other healthcare support occupations $10.69 $12.98 $15.95 $19.37 $23.98
Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations $10.77 $12.98 $15.81 $19.09 $23.44
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, pharmacy aides make $28,420 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pharmacy aides $18,480 $21,130 $25,240 $32,980 $44,380
Healthcare support occupations $19,780 $22,690 $27,910 $35,580 $45,620
Other healthcare support occupations $22,230 $27,010 $33,170 $40,280 $49,890
Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations $22,410 $27,000 $32,880 $39,710 $48,750
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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