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2021 Pharmacy Technicians Salary Guide

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Pharmacy Technicians Salary 2021

Salary

$35.1K

Growth

4%

Bright Outlook

Average

Green

No

How Much Do Pharmacy Technicians Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $25,400 $29,090 $35,100 $41,660 $50,430
Hourly Wage $12.21 $13.99 $16.87 $20.03 $24.25

How Much Do Pharmacy Technicians Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$25,400
$29,090
$35,100
$41,660
$50,430
Hourly Wage
$12.21
$13.99
$16.87
$20.03
$24.25

What Do Pharmacy Technicians Do?

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Also known as:

Accredited Pharmacy Technician, Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), Compounding Technician, Lead Pharmacy Tech, Certified Pharmacy Technician (Lead Pharmacy Tech, CPhT), Lead Pharmacy Technician (Lead Pharmacy Tech), Pharmacy Technician (Pharmacy Tech), Senior Pharmacy Technician, Technician, Inventory Specialist

  • Verify accuracy of patient information.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Process medical billing information.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Enter patient or treatment data into computers.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Sterilize medical equipment or instruments.
  • Clean medical equipment or facilities.
  • Maintain medical equipment or instruments.
  • Enter patient or treatment data into computers.
  • Process medical billing information.
  • Merchandise healthcare products or services.
  • Merchandise healthcare products or services.

Pharmacy Technicians Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 422,300 437,600 4% 33,400

Pharmacy Technicians Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
422,300
437,600
4%
33,400

Pharmacy Technicians Schooling & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • No work experience
  • 1 to 12 months on-the-job training

Pharmacy Technicians Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
ABC Adult School Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Cerritos, CA Less than one year: 12
Access Careers Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Hempstead, NY Less than one year: 25
Access Careers-Islandia Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Islandia, NY Less than one year: 0
Aiken Technical College Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Graniteville, SC Less than one year: 7
Albany Technical College Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Albany, GA 2 years: 9
At least one but less than two years: 9
All-State Career-Baltimore Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Baltimore, MD At least one but less than two years: 12
Allegany College of Maryland Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Cumberland, MD Less than one year: 11
Allen County Community College Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Iola, KS 2 years: 1
At least one but less than two years: 3
Less than one year: 0
Altierus Career College-Bissonnet Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Houston, TX At least one but less than two years: 8
Altierus Career College-Norcross Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Norcross, GA At least one but less than two years: 23

Pharmacy Technicians Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Cerritos, CA
Less than one year: 12
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Hempstead, NY
Less than one year: 25
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Islandia, NY
Less than one year: 0
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Graniteville, SC
Less than one year: 7
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Albany, GA
2 years: 9
At least one but less than two years: 9
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Baltimore, MD
At least one but less than two years: 12
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Cumberland, MD
Less than one year: 11
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Iola, KS
2 years: 1
At least one but less than two years: 3
Less than one year: 0
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Houston, TX
At least one but less than two years: 8
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Norcross, GA
At least one but less than two years: 23

Pharmacy Technicians Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Acute Pharmacy Technician Banner Health Chandler, Arizona 09/25/2021 Yes
Acute Pharmacy Technician Banner Health Gilbert, Arizona 09/25/2021 Yes
Acute Pharmacy Technician Banner Health Sun City, Arizona 09/25/2021 Yes
Acute Pharmacy Technician Banner Health Queen Creek, Arizona 09/25/2021 Yes
Acute Pharmacy Technician Banner Health Phoenix, Arizona 09/25/2021 Yes
Acute Pharmacy Technician Banner Health Glendale, Arizona 09/25/2021 Yes
Acute Pharmacy Technician Banner Health Mesa, Arizona 09/25/2021 Yes
Acute Pharmacy Technician Banner Health Sun City West, Arizona 09/25/2021 Yes
CA Staff Pharmacist FT CVS Health Palm Springs, California 09/25/2021 Yes
Certified Pharmacy Technician Walgreens CYPRESS, Texas 09/25/2021 Yes

Pharmacy Technicians Jobs .

Location

Longmont, CO Nashville, TN Detroit, MI Chicago, IL Phoenix, AZ Virtual, USA Jackson, MI Clinton Township, MI Philadelphia, PA Houston, TX Minneapolis, MN Dearborn, MI Tampa, FL Portland, OR Baltimore, MD West Bloomfield, MI Tucson, AZ San Antonio, TX Oklahoma City, OK Jacksonville, FL Fort Worth, TX Birmingham, AL Aurora, CO Arlington, TX Wilkes-Barre, PA San Jose, CA Pittsburgh, PA Orlando, FL Oakdale, PA Memphis, TN Chicopee, MA Charlotte, NC Brooklyn, NY Atlanta, GA Wilmington, DE West Melbourne, FL Ware, MA Vancouver, WA Tulsa, OK Tempe, AZ Seattle, WA Saint Louis, MO Rochester, NY Red Oak, TX Ocala, FL New York, NY Mountain City, TN Miami, FL Lebanon, PA Jonesboro, AR Irving, TX Hines, IL Gilbert, AZ Frisco, TX Denver, CO Columbus, OH Cleveland, OH Chandler, AZ Belleville, NJ Austin, TX Arvada, CO Abingdon, MD Zephyrhills, FL Wyandotte, MI Woodbury, MN Westerville, OH Webb City, MO Watertown, NY Washington, MO Wakefield, RI Virginia Beach, VA Vestavia, AL Tomah, WI Toledo, OH The Woodlands, TX Sterling Heights, MI Statesville, NC Springfield, IL Spartanburg, SC Somerset, KY Sheboygan, WI Shawnee, KS Shawano, WI Schererville, IN Savannah, GA Sarasota, FL Santa Fe, NM Salem, VA Saint George, UT Royal Oak, MI Rolla, MO Rapid City, SD Racine, WI Plainsboro, NJ Pensacola, FL Parma, OH Palm Springs, CA Owasso, OK Overland Park, KS Ontario, CA Olympia, WA Oakland, CA Oakland Park, FL Norfolk, NE New Braunfels, TX Morganton, NC Monument, CO Midlothian, VA Mequon, WI Mentor On The Lake, OH Mendota Heights, MN Mckinney, TX Marshfield, WI Many, LA Madison, AL Lufkin, TX Lubbock, TX Louisville, KY Los Lunas, NM Los Angeles, CA Longview, TX Lewiston, ID Lehigh Acres, FL Lawrence, MA Largo, FL Lakeway, TX Lafayette, LA Knoxville, TN Joplin, MO Jackson, MS Indianapolis, IN Huntington Beach, CA Hudson, NY Hudson, FL Hagerstown, MD Grosse Pointe Farms, MI Greenville, TX Greenville, AL Glendale, AZ Fremont, CA Fort Pierce, FL Florence, AL Fayetteville, AR Falmouth, MA Fairport, NY Fairbanks, AK Elmira, NY Denver, NC Cypress, TX Crystal Lake, IL Crown Point, IN Corpus Christi, TX Concord, NC Columbia, SC College Station, TX Clintwood, VA Clinton, NY Centennial, CO Carmel, IN Burlington, IA Brownsville, TX Boston, MA Blaine, MN Bismarck, ND Belleville, IL Aventura, FL Athens, TN Asheville, NC Ashburn, VA Amherst, NY Albuquerque, NM Alameda, CA Aberdeen, MD Yuba City, CA Youngstown, OH Yakima, WA Wytheville, VA Wyoming, MI Worcester, MA Woodland Hills, CA Woodbridge, NJ Winston-Salem, NC Winooski, VT Windsor, CA Windermere, FL Willmar, MN Williston, FL Williamsville, NY Wildwood, NJ Wilbraham, MA Whitman, MA Wheat Ridge, CO Westmont, IL Westminster, CO Westfield, MA Westbury, NY West St Paul, MN West Springfield, MA West Sacramento, CA West Palm Beach, FL West Orange, NJ West Chester, OH Waycross, GA Wauwatosa, WI Wausau, WI Waterloo, IA Washington, NC Warrendale, PA Warren, MI Victorville, CA Verona, PA Vero Beach, FL Vernon Rockville, CT Ventura, CA Vallejo, CA Valdosta, GA Us, USA Urbana, IL Upper Marlboro, MD University Park, FL Uc Medical Center - 234 Goodman Street - Cincinnati, OH Twinsburg, OH Troy, MI Traverse City, MI Toms River, NJ Texas, USA Texas City, TX Texarkana, TX Terrell, TX Temple, TX Tallahassee, FL Tacoma, WA Syracuse, NY Surprise, AZ Sun City, AZ Sun City West, AZ Sulphur Springs, TX Stephenville, TX Staunton, VA Staten Island, NY Stanton, KY St. Petersburg, FL St. Cloud, MN St Petersburg, FL Spring, TX Spring Hill, FL Sparta, NC South San Francisco, CA South Haven, MI Somerset, NJ Smithtown, NY Smithfield, NC Sioux City, IA Siler City, NC Shreveport, LA Shorewood, IL Sherman, IL Shelby, NC Seneca, SC Sebring, OH Sebastian, FL Sealy, TX Scarborough, ME Scappoose, OR Sauk City, WI Saugerties, NY Santa Rosa, CA Santa Cruz, CA Santa Clara, CA Sanford, FL San Ramon, CA San Francisco, CA Salt Lake City, UT Saint Peters, MO Saint Paul, MN Romney, WV Rockville, MD Rockford, IL Rochester, MI Riverdale, GA Richmond, VA Richmond, MI Revere, MA Reno, NV Reidsville, NC Reedley, CA Redstone Arsenal, AL Redmond, OR Raymore, MO Ranson, WV Randallstown, MD Raleigh, NC Quincy, IL Queen Creek, AZ Prudenville, MI Provo, UT Princeton, NJ Prescott, AZ Poughkeepsie, NY Portland, ME Porterville, CA Port Orange, FL Port Jervis, NY Poplar Bluff, MO Pollock, LA Plymouth, WI Plymouth, MA Pleasantville, NJ Plainfield, IN Pine Brook, NJ Pine Bluff, AR Peoria, AZ Pearisburg, VA Pawtucket, RI Parkersburg, WV Paris, TX Panama City, FL Palo Alto, CA Palm Bay, FL Oxnard, CA Oxford, MS Oroville, CA Orange Park, FL Onamia, MN Oceanside, CA Ocean City, MD Oak Forest, IL Novato, CA Norwood, MA Northborough, MA Northampton, MA North Syracuse, NY North Scituate, RI North Providence, RI North Port, FL North Oaks, MN North Little Rock, AR North Haven, CT North Chesterfield, VA North Bend, WA North Andover, MA Norridge, IL Norman, OK Niceville, FL Newberry, FL Newark, OH New London, CT New Brunswick, NJ New Britain, CT Naval Medical Center, CA Myrtle Beach, SC Muscle Shoals, AL Murrells Inlet, SC Mount Juliet, TN Morrisville, NC Moreno Valley, CA Montgomery, TX Moncks Corner, SC Moline, IL Modesto, CA Miramar, FL Minocqua, WI Milwaukee, WI Milpitas, CA Midland, GA Middletown, CT Middle Village, NY Mesa, AZ Meridian, ID Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque, IA Menlo Park, CA Melbourne, FL Medford, OR Mechanicsville, VA Mcminnville, OR Mason City, IA Maryland Heights, MO Martinsburg, WV Marietta, GA Margate, FL Marcy, NY Maplewood, MN Ludington, MI Louisville, CO Los Altos, CA Livonia, MI Little Rock, AR Libertyville, IL Lexington, KY Lewiston, WA Lenoir City, TN Lenexa, KS Leesburg, VA Lebanon, TN Lebanon, NH Leavenworth, KS Lawrence, KS Lavergne, TN Las Vegas, NV Lamesa, TX Lakewood, CO Lakeland, FL Lake Wylie, SC Lake Worth, FL Lake Charles, LA Laconia, NH La Vista, NE La Place, LA King Of Prussia, PA Kilmarnock, VA Kenosha, WI Kaufman, TX Kansas City, MO Kalamazoo, MI Johnson City, TN Johns Island, SC Jericho, NY Janesville, WI Irmo, SC Huntsville, AL Huntington, WV Humble, TX Hot Springs, AR Horn Lake, MS Hollywood, FL Holland, MI Hilmar, CA Highlands Ranch, CO Highland, IL Hiawassee, GA Herrin, IL Hermitage, TN Hendersonville, TN Hayward, CA Hattiesburg, MS Hartford, WI Hartford, CT Harrisonburg, VA Hanover, MD Hamilton, OH Guthrie, OK Gresham, OR Greer, SC Greenwood Village, CO Greenville, DE Greensboro, NC Green Bay, WI Grand Island, NY Grand Island, NE Gouverneur, NY Goshen, IN Glen Allen, VA Getzville, NY Gastonia, NC Garner, NC Gainesville, VA Gainesville, FL Gadsden, AL Fuquay Varina, NC Frostburg, MD Fresno, TX Freedom, PA Fredericksburg, VA Franklin, VA Fort Leavenworth, KS Fort Kent, ME Fort Collins, CO Forney, TX Forest Hill, MD Forest City, IA Folsom, CA Florence, SC Flagstaff, AZ Ferndale, MI Fayetteville, NY Fayetteville, NC Farragut, TN Falls Church, VA Fairfield, NJ Fair Lawn, NJ Everett, WA Eugene, OR Encino, CA Elmhurst, NY Elkhart, IN Elizabethtown, KY El Cajon, CA Egg Harbor Twp, NJ Edison, NJ E Syracuse, NY Duluth, GA Dover, DE Des Moines, IA Deridder, LA Derby, CT Deerfield, IL Dayton, TN Davison, MI Dallas, TX Cross Lanes, WV Coventry, RI Copperas Cove, TX Cookeville, TN Concord, CA Commerce City, CO Columbus, GA Columbia, MD Colorado Springs, CO Collierville, TN College Point, NY Clive, IA Cleveland Heights, OH Clermont, FL Cleburne, TX Clarion, IA Cincinnati, OH Chino Valley, AZ China Grove, NC Chattanooga, TN Chatsworth, CA Charleston, SC Champlin, MN Cerritos, CA Cedar Rapids, IA Cedar Hill, TX Cedar Falls, IA Castle Rock, CO Carthage, MO Carlisle, PA Cape Girardeau, MO Cape Coral, FL Canton, MI Canoga Park, CA Camuy, PR Camas, WA Callahan, FL Burnsville, MN Burlington, VT Burlington, MA Burleson, TX Buffalo, NY Bryan, TX Brownwood, TX Brooklyn Center, MN Brookhaven, PA Brockton, MA Bristol, RI Bridgewater, MA Bridgeville, PA Boutte, LA Bonita, CA Boise, ID Boca Raton, FL Blue Springs, MO Big Spring, TX Bethlehem, PA Bethesda, MD Berkeley, CA Bensalem, PA Bend, OR Belmond, IA Bellevue, TN Bellefontaine, OH Bayamon, PR Bay Pines, FL Baton Rouge, LA Batesville, MS Barnegat, NJ Austin, MN Atlantic City, NJ Astoria, NY Ashland, OR Ashland City, TN Arnold, MO Apex, NC Annapolis, MD Ann Arbor, MI Angier, NC Anderson, CA Andalusia, AL Anchorage, AK Amesbury, MA Amarillo, TX Alton, IL Altamonte Springs, FL Albuq, NM Albany, OR Aibonito, PR
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Company

Walgreens Henry Ford Health System Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Brookdale Senior Living BrightSpring Health Services Actalent CVS Health CVS Health CVS Health UnitedHealth Group CVS HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Fairview Health Services Ascension Health Banner Health CommonSpirit Health UPMC Kaiser Permanente Aston Carter Georgia Employer Penn Medicine Wegmans AdventHealth Giant Eagle Humana LifePoint Health Mosaic Texas Health Resources Baylor Scott & White Health Cardinal Health Geisinger Health System Houston Methodist Kinney Drugs Albertsons AmeriHealth Caritas Cambia Health Solutions Cigna Elderwood/Pediatric/PostAcute/Woodmark Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System KPH Healthcare Services, Inc. Molina Healthcare Option Care Health Prime Healthcare Rush University Medical Center Sutter Health UnityPoint Health Centene Corporation Columbia Memorial Hospital DePaul Foundation Health Grace Hospital Greater Baltimore Medical Center Mercy Medical Center Clinton MyFlorida Northern Light Health Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Pharmerica Logistic Services LLC Phelps County Regional Medical Center Providence Health & Services RWJBarnabas Health Rotech Healthcare Inc. U.S. Army Medical Command UCHealth United Natural Foods University of Southern California VCA Vanderbilt University Medical Center Walgreens Air National Guard Units Arnot Health Artis Senior Living Baptist Memorial Health Care Blessing Hospital Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, N BluePearl Central Admixture Pharmacy Services Inc. (CAPS) Centura Health Charter Senior Living Children's Hospital Boston Children's Hospital Colorado Children's Minnesota Christian Horizons Cleveland Clinic Coborn's, Incorporated Community Health Network CompleteRx Ltd Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, LLC Curant Health Dartmouth-Hitchcock Workforce Readiness Institute Fresenius Medical Care North America G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. Griffin Health Health First Highmark Health Johnston Memorial Hospital Jordan Hospital Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System Kisco Senior Living Lahey Health Lawrence General Hospital Life Line Screening Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Maine Veterans' Homes Mary Rutan Hospital Maryland Treatment Centers, Inc. Maxor National Pharmacy Services, LLC McLaren Health Care Memorial Health System Mille Lacs Health System MultiCare Health System NYU School of Medicine Nationwide Children's Hospital Naval Medical Command North Country HealthCare, Inc. Novant Health Oregon Health & Science University Polaris Healthcare Rochester Regional Health SSM Health Saint Barnabas Health Care System Saint Bernards Medical Center Seasons Living Senior Lifestyle Southern Illinois Healthcare Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Spectrum Health St. Bernard's Medical Center Stanford Health Care Sterling Care Frostburg Village Swire Pacific Holdings Inc. The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) UC Health UIC Government Services and the Bowhead Family of Companies UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MEDICAL CENTER, LLC Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation/Bowhead Family of Companies University of Toledo Victory Housing Wellpath marshfield
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Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Banner Health
Chandler, Arizona
09/25/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Gilbert, Arizona
09/25/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Sun City, Arizona
09/25/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Queen Creek, Arizona
09/25/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Phoenix, Arizona
09/25/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Glendale, Arizona
09/25/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Mesa, Arizona
09/25/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Sun City West, Arizona
09/25/2021
Yes
CVS Health
Palm Springs, California
09/25/2021
Yes
Walgreens
CYPRESS, Texas
09/25/2021
Yes

Pharmacy Technicians Salary Guide 2021

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