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Pharmacy Tech Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $41,500 $3,458 $798 $20
75th Percentile $35,500 $2,958 $682 $17
Average $32,332 $2,694 $621 $16
25th Percentile $26,500 $2,208 $509 $13
$18,000 - $21,999
7% of jobs
$22,000 - $25,999
13% of jobs
$26,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$26,000 - $29,999
28% of jobs
The average salary is $32,332 a year
$30,000 - $33,999
23% of jobs
$35,500 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$34,000 - $37,999
15% of jobs
$41,500 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$38,000 - $41,999
7% of jobs
$42,000 - $45,999
2% of jobs
$46,000 - $49,999
0% of jobs
$50,000 - $53,999
0% of jobs
$54,000 - $57,999
0% of jobs
$58,000 - $62,000
1% of jobs

National Average

$18,000 $32,332/year $16/hour $62,000
Pharmacy Tech Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$32,332
$2,694
$621
$16
Chicago, IL
$33,098
$2,758
$636
$16

As of Jan 11, 2021, the average annual pay for a Pharmacy Tech in the United States is $32,332 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $15.54 an hour. This is the equivalent of $622/week or $2,694/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $62,000 and as low as $18,000, the majority of Pharmacy Tech salaries currently range between $26,500 (25th percentile) to $35,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $41,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Pharmacy Tech varies greatly (by as much as $9,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Pharmacy Tech job market in both Chicago, IL and the surrounding area is very active. A Pharmacy Tech in your area makes on average $33,098 per year, or $766 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $32,332. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Pharmacy Tech salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Pharmacy Tech jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Pharmacy Tech on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Pharmacy Tech Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Pharmacy Tech job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Boston, MA and Santa Monica, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Santa Monica, CA beats the national average by $5,298 (16.4%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $6,407 (19.8%) above the $32,332 average.

Importantly, San Mateo, CA has a moderately active Pharmacy Tech job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Pharmacy Tech appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 7% between San Mateo, CA and Springfield, MA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Pharmacy Tech role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$38,739$3,228$745$18.62
Boston, MA$38,126$3,177$733$18.33
Santa Monica, CA$37,630$3,136$724$18.09
Renton, WA$37,507$3,126$721$18.03
Berkeley, CA$37,346$3,112$718$17.95
Daly City, CA$37,241$3,103$716$17.90
Lowell, MA$36,912$3,076$710$17.75
Richmond, CA$36,432$3,036$701$17.52
Newark, NJ$36,337$3,028$699$17.47
Springfield, MA$36,092$3,008$694$17.35

Top 5 Best Paying Related Pharmacy Tech Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Pharmacy Tech job category that pay more per year than a typical Pharmacy Tech salary. Top examples of these roles include: Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Director of Pharmacy, and Pharmacy Director.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $103,128 (319.0%) and $129,968 (402.0%) more than the average Pharmacy Tech salary of $32,332. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Pharmacy Tech jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Pharmacy Tech position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Assistant Director of Pharmacy$162,300$13,525$3,121$78.03
Director of Pharmacy$145,689$12,141$2,802$70.04
Pharmacy Director$143,937$11,995$2,768$69.20
Hospital Pharmacy Manager$140,560$11,713$2,703$67.58
Clinical Pharmacy Manager$135,460$11,288$2,605$65.12
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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