Information About Pharmacy Technicians

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Training

Pharmacy technicians need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Pharmacy technicians
Training for Pharmacy Technicians
Percent
Less than High School 2.5
High School 27.8
Some College 34.1
Associates Degree 19.0
Bachelors Degree 14.1
Masters Degree 1.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.1

Employment

Represents about 326,000 people in the United States- 0.2% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 99,000 more pharmacy technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 182,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, pharmacy technicians make $14.43 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pharmacy technicians $9.76 $11.50 $13.90 $17.00 $20.10
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $14.60 $20.30 $28.60 $40.00 $59.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, pharmacy technicians make $30,020 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pharmacy technicians $20,310 $23,940 $28,940 $35,420 $41,880
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $30,500 $42,330 $59,570 $83,330 $124,550
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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