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Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of pharmacy technicians in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of pharmacy technicians in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Pharmacy Technicians in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,530
25th Percentile Wage
$35,740
50th Percentile Wage
$45,940
75th Percentile Wage
$59,160
90th Percentile Wage
$72,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $29,530.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.20
25th Percentile Wage
$17.18
50th Percentile Wage
$22.08
75th Percentile Wage
$28.44
90th Percentile Wage
$34.77

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacy technicians in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.77. The median hourly salary is $22.08. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.20.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of pharmacy technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,940-1.87%5.12%
201546,8000.06%-
201446,7701.22%-
201346,2005.65%-
201243,590--

Table 3. Compare Pharmacy Technician Salary in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $45,940, San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont is the second highest paying city for pharmacy technicians in state of California, following the highest paying city San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (median annual salary of $50,370). Compared with San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont is 8.8 percent (8.8%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$50,370
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$45,940
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$44,970
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$44,450
Napa
$44,030
Vallejo-Fairfield
$42,500
Hanford-Corcoran
$42,430
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$41,860
Salinas
$41,850
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$41,750
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$41,640
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$41,460
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$41,390
Chico
$41,140
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$40,870
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$40,200
Bakersfield-Delano
$39,060
Redding
$38,760
Yuba City
$38,510
Stockton
$38,110
El Centro
$37,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$37,280
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$36,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$36,610
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$36,570
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$36,250
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$35,860
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$35,370
Madera-Chowchilla
$35,260
Modesto
$35,150
Fresno
$34,840
Visalia-Porterville
$34,670
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$33,750
Merced
$32,030

See also: Top paying jobs in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California.