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Highest Paying Cities for Pharmacy Technicians

The top 100 highest paying cities for pharmacy technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of pharmacy technicians in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $50,370, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for pharmacy technicians. It is followed by San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California (average annual salary $45,940). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of pharmacy technicians in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Pharmacy Technicians

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$50,370
1,440
2 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$45,940
3,580
3 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$44,970
370
4 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$44,960
200
5 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$44,860
90
6 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$44,450
1,560
7 Napa, California
$44,030
110
8 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$43,910
60
9 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$43,720
3,390
10 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$43,460
4,110
11 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$42,820
100
12 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$42,500
310
13 Hanford-Corcoran, California
$42,430
100
14 Tacoma, Washington
$42,270
720
15 Bellingham, Washington
$41,960
180
16 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$41,860
310
17 Salinas, California
$41,850
300
18 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$41,750
240
19 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$41,640
1,980
20 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$41,460
130
21 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$41,390
310
22 Spokane, Washington
$41,350
570
23 Chico, California
$41,140
260
24 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$41,040
140
25 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$40,870
420
26 Fairbanks, Alaska
$40,730
70
27 Longview, Washington
$40,290
140
28 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$40,200
2,320
29 Olympia, Washington
$39,690
310
30 Anchorage, Alaska
$39,480
450
31 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$39,280
70
32 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$39,260
140
33 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$39,160
250
34 Grand Forks, North Dakota
$39,100
90
35 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$39,060
760
36 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$38,820
150
37 Redding, California
$38,760
190
38 Medford, Oregon
$38,730
220
39 Salem, Oregon
$38,660
390
40 Yuba City, California
$38,510
150
41 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$38,500
100
42 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$38,340
2,860
43 Coeur dAlene, Idaho
$38,330
190
44 Stockton, California
$38,110
710
45 Bend, Oregon
$38,070
230
46 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$38,050
130
47 El Centro, California
$37,930
110
48 Bismarck, North Dakota
$37,790
110
49 Carson City, Nevada
$37,440
50
50 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$37,280
8,670
51 Corvallis, Oregon
$37,040
120
52 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$36,870
3,640
53 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$36,800
390
54 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$36,730
100
55 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$36,660
4,690
56 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$36,650
180
57 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$36,610
11,760
58 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$36,600
390
59 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$36,570
120
60 New Haven, Connecticut
$36,550
630
61 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$36,540
90
62 North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$36,450
190
63 North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$36,250
50
64 Cheyenne, Wyoming
$36,220
140
65 Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$36,130
40
66 Salt Lake City, Utah
$36,020
1,900
67 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$36,000
550
68 Waco, Texas
$35,950
230
69 Yakima, Washington
$35,870
240
70 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$35,860
3,450
71 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$35,820
100
72 Flagstaff, Arizona
$35,730
150
73 Honolulu, Hawaii
$35,710
1,190
74 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$35,640
2,870
75 Fargo, North Dakota
$35,620
310
76 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$35,620
100
77 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$35,470
490
78 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$35,370
3,180
79 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$35,360
140
80 East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$35,330
100
81 Madera-Chowchilla, California
$35,260
200
82 Modesto, California
$35,150
600
83 Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$35,140
150
84 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$34,930
2,630
85 Rochester, Minnesota
$34,930
670
86 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$34,930
70
87 Fresno, California
$34,840
840
88 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$34,820
4,110
89 Casper, Wyoming
$34,740
80
90 Missoula, Montana
$34,740
130
91 Odessa, Texas
$34,710
140
92 Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$34,690
170
93 Visalia-Porterville, California
$34,670
360
94 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$34,640
720
95 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$34,600
8,170
96 Western Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$34,600
210
97 Victoria, Texas
$34,570
140
98 North Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$34,520
270
99 Ocean City, New Jersey
$34,420
50
100 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$34,410
1,330
See also: Highest paying industries for pharmacy technicians.