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2020 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

Salary

$34K

Growth

8%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

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:

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

How Much Do Pharmacy Technicians Make ? 2020 Pharmacy Technicians Salary Guide

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $24,120 $27,980 $33,950 $40,440 $49,130
Hourly Wage $11.60 $13.45 $16.32 $19.44 $23.62

How Much Do Pharmacy Technicians Make ? 2020 Pharmacy Technicians Salary Guide

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$24,120
$27,980
$33,950
$40,440
$49,130
Hourly Wage
$11.60
$13.45
$16.32
$19.44
$23.62

What Tasks Do Pharmacy Technicians Perform? 2020 Pharmacy Technicians Salary Guide

  • Receive written prescription or refill requests and verify that information is complete and accurate.
  • Answer telephones, responding to questions or requests.
  • Prepack bulk medicines, fill bottles with prescribed medications, and type and affix labels.
  • Prepare and process medical insurance claim forms and records.
  • Maintain proper storage and security conditions for drugs.
  • Price and file prescriptions that have been filled.
  • Establish or maintain patient profiles, including lists of medications taken by individual patients.
  • Order, label, and count stock of medications, chemicals, or supplies and enter inventory data into computer.
  • Receive and store incoming supplies, verify quantities against invoices, check for outdated medications in current inventory, and inform supervisors of stock needs and shortages.
  • Transfer medication from vials to the appropriate number of sterile, disposable syringes, using aseptic techniques.
  • Mix pharmaceutical preparations, according to written prescriptions.
  • Restock intravenous (IV) supplies and add measured drugs or nutrients to IV solutions under sterile conditions to prepare IV packs for various uses, such as chemotherapy medication.
  • Clean and help maintain equipment or work areas and sterilize glassware, according to prescribed methods.
  • Compute charges for medication or equipment dispensed to hospital patients and enter data in computer.
  • Price stock and mark items for sale.
  • Maintain and merchandise home healthcare products or services.

What Activities Do Pharmacy Technicians Do? 2020 Pharmacy Technicians Salary Guide

  • 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.
  • Enter patient or treatment data into computers.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions.
  • Maintain medical equipment or instruments.
  • Clean medical equipment or facilities.
  • Enter patient or treatment data into computers.
  • Sterilize medical equipment or instruments.
  • Process medical billing information.
  • Merchandise healthcare products or services.
  • Merchandise healthcare products or services.

Typical Pharmacy Technicians Knowledge? 2020 Pharmacy Technicians Salary Guide

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

What Are Typical Pharmacy Technicians Abilities? 2020 Pharmacy Technicians Salary Guide

  • Near Vision - Seeing details up close.
  • Oral Comprehension - Listening and understanding what people say.
  • Oral Expression - Communicating by speaking.
  • Written Comprehension - Reading and understanding what is written.
  • Speech Recognition - Recognizing spoken words.
  • Information Ordering - Ordering or arranging things.
  • Problem Sensitivity - Noticing when problems happen.
  • Category Flexibility - Grouping things in different ways.
  • Speech Clarity - Speaking clearly.
  • Deductive Reasoning - Using rules to solve problems.

What Are Typical Pharmacy Technicians Skills? 2020 Salary Guide

  • Active Listening - Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
  • Reading Comprehension - Reading work-related information.
  • Speaking - Talking to others.

What Are Typical Pharmacy Technicians Interests? 2020 Pharmacy Technicians Salary Guide

  • Conventional - Occupations related to Conventional interests frequently involve following set procedures and routines. They include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
  • Realistic - Occupations with Realistic interests frequently involve practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

What Is The Projected Employment For Pharmacy Technicians ? 2020 Pharmacy Technicians Salary Guide

Location 2018 Employment 2028 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 420,400 451,900 8% 38,300

What Is The Projected Employment For Pharmacy Technicians ? 2020 Pharmacy Technicians Salary Guide

Location
2018 Employment
2028 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
420,400
451,900
8%
38,300

What Is The Required Pharmacy Technicians Education & Experience? 2020 Pharmacy Technicians Salary Guide

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

Where Can I Find Pharmacy Technicians Training In ? 2020 Pharmacy Technicians Salary Guide

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
ABC Adult School Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Cerritos, CA Less than one year: 20
Abdill Career College Inc Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Medford, OR Less than one year: 0
Access Careers Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Hempstead, NY Less than one year: 31
Aiken Technical College Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Graniteville, SC Less than one year: 5
Albany Technical College Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Albany, GA 2 years: 15
At least one but less than two years: 19
All-State Career-Baltimore Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Baltimore, MD At least one but less than two years: 18
Allegany College of Maryland Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Cumberland, MD Less than one year: 13
Allen County Community College Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Iola, KS 2 years: 0
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: 0
Altierus Career College-Tampa Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Tampa, FL At least one but less than two years: 27

Where Can I Find Pharmacy Technicians Training In ? 2020 Pharmacy Technicians Salary Guide

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Cerritos, CA
Less than one year: 20
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Medford, OR
Less than one year: 0
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Hempstead, NY
Less than one year: 31
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Graniteville, SC
Less than one year: 5
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Albany, GA
2 years: 15
At least one but less than two years: 19
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Baltimore, MD
At least one but less than two years: 18
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Cumberland, MD
Less than one year: 13
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Iola, KS
2 years: 0
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: 0
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Tampa, FL
At least one but less than two years: 27

Pharmacy Technicians Job Openings. 2020 Pharmacy Technicians Salary Guide

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
340B Specialist - Pharmacy (Req1969) University of Toledo Toledo, Ohio 08/04/2020 No
Assistant,Inventory LTC (FT) - 1335693BR CVS Health Moorestown, New Jersey 08/04/2020 Yes
Bilingual Pharmacy Technician or Trainee, $16/hr Aerotek Phoenix, Arizona 08/04/2020 Yes
Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Wellpath Lagrange, Kentucky 08/04/2020 Yes
Certified Pharmacy Tech FULL TIME Vibra Healthcare Detroit, Michigan 08/04/2020 No
Certified Pharmacy Tech FULL TIME and PRN Vibra Healthcare Taylor, Michigan 08/04/2020 No
Certified Pharmacy Technician Walgreens CRANFORD, New Jersey 08/04/2020 Yes
Certified Pharmacy Technician Walgreens GALVESTON, Texas 08/04/2020 Yes
Certified Pharmacy Technician Walgreens CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas 08/04/2020 Yes
Certified Pharmacy Technician Walgreens LAYTON, Utah 08/04/2020 Yes

Pharmacy Technicians Job Openings. 2020 Pharmacy Technicians Salary Guide

Location

Louisville, KY West Monroe, LA Pittsburgh, PA Phoenix, AZ Philadelphia, PA Memphis, TN Germantown, MD El Paso, TX Virtual, USA Tempe, AZ Tampa, FL Saint Louis, MO Orlando, FL Milwaukee, WI Kearney, NE Havre De Grace, MD Dallas, TX Asheville, NC White Plains, NY West Chester Hospital - 7700 University Dr - West Chester, OH Washington, DC Virginia Beach, VA Tucson, AZ Syracuse, NY Springfield, OR Springfield, MO Santa Clarita, CA San Francisco, CA Plainview, NY Paducah, KY Omaha, NE Oklahoma City, OK Laurinburg, NC Lancaster, PA Kalamazoo, MI Jonesboro, AR Johnson City, TN Jacksonville, FL Houston, TX Hickory, NC Greenville, NC Fayetteville, NC Ellicott City, MD Elkridge, MD Elkin, NC Elberton, GA Corpus Christi, TX Clinton, MD Chicago, IL Charlottesville, VA Chandler, AZ Burlington, NC Brookpark, OH Broken Arrow, OK Birmingham, AL Atlanta, GA Athens, GA Alexandria, LA York, PA Yonkers, NY Wrangell, AK Worcester, MA Woodbury, MN Winthrop, ME Wind Gap, PA Willow Street, PA Williamsburg, VA Wichita, KS White Bear Lake, MN Westport, CT Weatherford, OK Washingtonville, NY Warrenton, VA Vancouver, WA Valparaiso, IN Urbana, IL Upper Marlboro, MD Upland, CA Tyler, TX Tulsa, OK Traverse City, MI Toledo, OH Tigard, OR Terryville, CT Taylor, MI Tannersville, PA Sun Prairie, WI Suffern, NY Stratford, CT Stockton, CA Stamford, CT Springfield, IL Springdale, OH Spring, TX Southampton, NY Somers Point, NJ Sellersburg, IN Sauk Rapids, MN Sanford, FL San Antonio, TX Saltville, VA Saint Paul, MN Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center - Boise, ID Safford, AZ Sacramento, CA Roseburg, OR Rochester, NY Rochester Hills, MI Roanoke, VA Riverhead, NY Rio Rancho, NM Ridgefield, CT Richmond, VA Richmond Hill, GA Reno, NV Reidsville, NC Redding, CA Red Hook, NY Red Bluff, CA Ravenna, OH Raleigh, NC Queensbury, NY Purcell, OK Princeton, WV Portland, TX Pleasanton, CA Plattsburgh, NY Plainsboro, NJ Plainfield, IL Pittsfield, MA Pink Hill, NC Piedmont, SC Pembroke, NC Palmetto, FL Oviedo, FL Oshkosh, WI Olympia, WA Old Forge, PA Ocala, FL Oak Creek, WI North Smithfield, RI North Platte, NE North Little Rock, AR Norristown, PA Norriston, PA Newtown, PA New Albany, OH New Albany, MS Neenah, WI Naperville, IL Myrtle Beach Area, SC Mustang, OK Murrieta, CA Murrells Inlet, SC Mount Vernon, OH Mount Laurel, NJ Mount Holly, NJ Mount Dora, FL Morton, IL Morristown, NJ Moorestown, NJ Monroeville, AL Mobile, AL Minneapolis, MN Milwaukie, OR Midlothian, VA Midlothian, IL Miami, FL Mesquite, NV Melrose Park, IL Mcmurray, PA Mccomb, MS Mcallen, TX Mayfield, KY Mattituck, NY Mashpee, MA Manvel, TX Mantua, NJ Mansfield, TX Mansfield, OH Manchester, NH Magnolia, DE Magee, MS Madison, WI Loma Linda, CA Liverpool, NY Lisbon Falls, ME Lima, OH Libertyville, IL Lexington, KY Leesburg, VA Leawood, KS League City, TX Layton, UT Lawrenceville, GA Las Vegas, NV Lakeland, FL Lagrange, KY Knoxville, TN Kissimmee, FL Kilmarnock, VA Kernersville, NC Kenosha, WI Kennewick, WA Kennebunk, ME Kansas City, KS Kankakee, IL Juneau, AK Joliet, IL Johnson City, NY Jennings, LA Jenkintown, PA Jackson, NJ Issaquah, WA Irvine, CA Iron Mountain, MI Indianapolis, IN Huntsville, TX Hunt Valley, MD Holmes Beach, FL Holly Hill, FL Hillsboro, OR Hershey, PA Herriman, UT Henrietta, NY Hendersonville, NC Hazleton, PA Hawley, PA Hastings, MI Harlingen, TX Hardwick, VT Hanover Park, IL Groton Submarine Base, CT Gretna, LA Greenwich, CT Greensburg, PA Green Bay, WI Great Falls, MT Great Bend, KS Granville, NY Grandview, MO Grand Rapids, MI Grand Haven, MI Goshen, NY Gold Canyon, AZ Garden City, MI Galveston, TX Galax, VA Fredericksburg, VA Fort Worth, TX Fort Smith, AR Fort Myers, FL Fort Hood, TX Fort Atkinson, WI Forestville, MD Fontana, CA Farragut, TN Fairlawn, OH Exeter, PA Endwell, NY El Dorado, AR Egg Harbor Twp, NJ Effingham, IL Easthampton, MA East Stroudsburg, PA East Providence, RI East Meadow, NY East Hampton, NY Dublin, OH Dublin, GA Doral, FL Detroit, MI Destin, FL Deridder, LA Denham Springs, LA Deforest, WI Deerfield Beach, FL Cupertino, CA Crestview, FL Cranford, NJ Covington, LA Council Bluffs, IA Cookeville, TN Concord, NC Columbus, MS Coeburn, VA Cockeysville, MD Cleveland, TN Cleveland, OH Cleveland, GA Clayton, MO Cicero, NY Chester, NY Cayey, PR Carroll, IA Butte, MT Brunswick, GA Bronx, NY Boynton Beach, FL Boston, MA Bolingbrook, IL Bloomington, IL Blackwood, NJ Binghamton, NY Bethlehem, PA Berlin, NH Bellingham, WA Beaverton, OR Beachwood, OH Bath, ME Batavia, IL Barrington, IL Ballwin, MO Avon Lake, OH Aurora, CO Atascadero, CA Arvada, CO Arnold, MD Ardmore, OK Anaheim, CA Amarillo, TX Alton, NH Altamonte Springs, FL Alpharetta, GA Allentown, PA Albany, NY Alabaster, AL
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Company

Walgreens CVS Health Duane Reade Giant Eagle, Inc. Aerotek AllianceRx Walgreens Prime AdventHealth Mercy Health (Multiple Locations) Albertsons CommonSpirit Health Guardian Pharmacy Option Care Health Tenet Healthcare Wegmans Aurora Health Care BrightSpring Health Services Cardinal Health Cleveland Clinic Hannaford Hy-Vee Food Stores Loma Linda University Health Mercy Medical Center Clinton Penn Medicine Scotland Health Care System St. Bernard's Medical Center UC Health UnitedHealth Group Vibra Healthcare Walgreens Destin Army National Guard Units Bartlett Regional Hospital Berkshire Health Systems Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Bon Secours Mercy Health Carle Foundation Hospital Chewy Children's Healthcare of Atlanta CommonSpirit Health Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Cook Children''s Medical Center FROEDTERT HEALTH-OAK CREEK FROEDTERT MEMORIAL LUTHERAN HOSPITA Fred Meyer Georgetown Memorial Hospital Georgia Employer Great Plains Regional Medical Center HealthAlliance Hennepin County Medical Center Henry Ford Health System Humana KPH Healthcare Services, Inc. Kinney Drugs LifePoint Health MIDWEST VETERINARY SUPPLY INC Methodist Health System Ministry Support (Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries) Montefiore Medical Center Munson Medical Center Naval Medical Command New York Oncology Hematology Northshore University Hospital Northwell Health Oregon Medical Group Penn State Health Prime Healthcare Providence Health & Services Randstad Rita Staffing * (Clerical) (NFSA) SUNY Upstate Medical University Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium St Anthony Regional Hospital TEKsystems Thermo Fisher Scientific U.S. Army Medical Command UCHealth University of Toledo Upper Chesapeak Health Upper Chesapeake Health Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Wake Research Weis Markets Lancaster Weis Markets Wellpath
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Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio
08/04/2020
No
CVS Health
Moorestown, New Jersey
08/04/2020
Yes
Aerotek
Phoenix, Arizona
08/04/2020
Yes
Wellpath
Lagrange, Kentucky
08/04/2020
Yes
Vibra Healthcare
Detroit, Michigan
08/04/2020
No
Vibra Healthcare
Taylor, Michigan
08/04/2020
No
Walgreens
CRANFORD, New Jersey
08/04/2020
Yes
Walgreens
GALVESTON, Texas
08/04/2020
Yes
Walgreens
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas
08/04/2020
Yes
Walgreens
LAYTON, Utah
08/04/2020
Yes

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