Information About Pharmacy Technicians

Training Requirements for Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Pharmacy technicians
Training for Pharmacy Technicians
Percent
Less than High School 1.8
High School 19.7
Some College 33.7
Associates Degree 20.8
Bachelors Degree 19.7
Masters Degree 3.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.0

Employment outlook for Pharmacy Technicians

Represents about 372,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 34,000 more pharmacy technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 71,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, pharmacy technicians make $15.47 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pharmacy technicians $10.27 $12.10 $14.86 $18.16 $21.98
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health technologists and technicians $12.29 $15.63 $20.55 $27.58 $35.76
Health practitioner support technologists and technicians $10.48 $12.68 $15.93 $19.84 $24.75
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, pharmacy technicians make $32,170 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pharmacy technicians $21,370 $25,170 $30,920 $37,780 $45,710
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health technologists and technicians $25,570 $32,510 $42,750 $57,370 $74,390
Health practitioner support technologists and technicians $21,810 $26,370 $33,140 $41,270 $51,490
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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