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Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of pharmacy technicians in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of pharmacy technicians in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Pharmacy Technicians in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,270
25th Percentile Wage
$29,050
50th Percentile Wage
$38,030
75th Percentile Wage
$57,450
90th Percentile Wage
$72,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $25,270.

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
$38,030
-16.88% -26.03%
2016
$44,450
4.97% -
2015
$42,240
-5.07% -
2014
$44,380
0.81% -
2013
$44,020
-8.88% -
2012
$47,930
- -

Table 3. Compare Pharmacy Technician Salary in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $38,030 in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is in the middle of salary range for pharmacy technicians in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of pharmacy technicians in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 25.9 percent (25.9%) lower than that in the highest paying San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City and 10.6 percent (10.6%) higher than that in the lowest paying Merced.

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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