Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for pharmacy technicians in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pharmacy technicians among Colorado metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,550
25th Percentile Wage
$28,860
50th Percentile Wage
$34,620
75th Percentile Wage
$40,020
90th Percentile Wage
$47,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,550.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.80
25th Percentile Wage
$13.88
50th Percentile Wage
$16.64
75th Percentile Wage
$19.23
90th Percentile Wage
$22.66

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacy technicians in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $22.66. The median hourly salary is $16.64. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.80.

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
201634,6203.41%6.93%
201533,4401.50%-
201432,9400.94%-
201332,6301.26%-
201232,220--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in state of Colorado ranges from $29,070 to $35,640. The highest paying area for pharmacy technicians in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $35,640. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $35,360). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$35,640
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$35,360
Colorado Springs
$34,350
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$33,780
Boulder
$33,670
Fort Collins-Loveland
$33,360
Greeley
$32,460
Pueblo
$31,820
Grand Junction
$31,560
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$30,530
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$29,070


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