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 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,110
25th Percentile Wage
$30,940
50th Percentile Wage
$35,830
75th Percentile Wage
$41,280
90th Percentile Wage
$48,280

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 $48,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,110.

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
$35,830
3.38% 10.08%
2016
$34,620
3.41% -
2015
$33,440
1.50% -
2014
$32,940
0.94% -
2013
$32,630
1.26% -
2012
$32,220
- -

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 $30,530 to $36,920. The highest paying area for pharmacy technicians in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $36,920. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $36,130). The lowest paying area is Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$36,920
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$36,130
Boulder
$35,620
Greeley
$35,100
Colorado Springs
$34,880
Fort Collins-Loveland
$34,750
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$34,070
Pueblo
$33,940
Grand Junction
$33,420
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$31,210
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$30,530




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