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Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for pharmacy technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pharmacy technicians amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Pharmacy Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,450
25th Percentile Wage
$31,760
50th Percentile Wage
$38,660
75th Percentile Wage
$48,660
90th Percentile Wage
$59,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,450.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pharmacy technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,660
2.46% 1.76%
2016
$37,710
-1.94% -
2015
$38,440
1.09% -
2014
$38,020
0.05% -
2013
$38,000
0.05% -
2012
$37,980
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacy Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in state of California ranges from $34,010 to $51,310. The highest paying area for pharmacy technicians in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $51,310. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Rosa-Petaluma (mean annual salary $47,230). The lowest paying area is Merced with a median annual salary of $34,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$51,310
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$47,230
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$45,540
Napa
$45,110
Vallejo-Fairfield
$43,050
Chico
$42,990
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$42,750
Salinas
$42,690
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$42,590
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$41,630
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$41,620
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$41,270
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$41,210
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$40,870
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$40,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$39,430
Redding
$38,900
Stockton
$38,790
Madera-Chowchilla
$38,490
Hanford-Corcoran
$38,390
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$38,030
Yuba City
$37,750
Visalia-Porterville
$37,630
El Centro
$37,390
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$36,870
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$36,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$36,610
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$36,600
Modesto
$36,440
Bakersfield-Delano
$35,900
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$35,640
Fresno
$34,740
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$34,450
Merced
$34,010




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