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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [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
$26,480
25th Percentile Wage
$32,180
50th Percentile Wage
$44,450
75th Percentile Wage
$57,110
90th Percentile Wage
$66,060

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 $66,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $26,480.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.73
25th Percentile Wage
$15.47
50th Percentile Wage
$21.37
75th Percentile Wage
$27.46
90th Percentile Wage
$31.76

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacy technicians in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $31.76. The median hourly salary is $21.37. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.73.

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
201644,4504.97%-7.83%
201542,240-5.07%-
201444,3800.81%-
201344,020-8.88%-
201247,930--

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 $44,450 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 11.8 percent (11.8%) lower than that in the highest paying San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City and 27.9 percent (27.9%) higher than that in the lowest paying Merced.

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

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