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Highest Paying Industries for Pharmacy Technicians

The top 100 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $41,140, federal government, including usps is the highest paying industry for pharmacy technicians. It is followed by federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $41,140). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of pharmacy technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Pharmacy Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal government, including USPS
$41,140
5,920
2 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$41,140
5,920
3 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$41,100
n/a
4 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$40,930
7,830
5 Federal, State, and Local Government
$40,930
7,830
6 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$39,170
180
7 Outpatient Care Centers
$38,920
3,850
8 Educational Services - Privately owned
$38,840
200
9 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$38,060
250
10 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$37,880
18,770
11 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$36,530
2,260
12 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$36,520
70
13 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$36,480
870
14 Hospitals - State government owned
$36,400
2,940
15 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$36,390
2,120
16 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$36,390
11,950
17 Scientific Research and Development Services
$36,370
70
18 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$36,270
1,040
19 State government, including schools and hospitals
$36,240
4,770
20 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$36,140
1,840
21 Educational Services
$35,960
1,120
22 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$35,950
1,100
23 Offices of Physicians
$35,880
5,790
24 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$35,420
1,040
25 Home Health Care Services
$35,380
1,820
26 Health Care and Social Assistance
$34,960
73,690
27 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$34,760
8,080
28 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$34,740
60,930
29 Educational Services - State government owned
$34,730
790
30 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$34,720
370
31 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$34,720
790
32 Hospitals - Privately owned
$34,690
50,920
33 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$34,690
1,270
34 Insurance Carriers
$34,690
1,280
35 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$34,680
58,090
36 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$34,640
48,800
37 Finance and Insurance
$34,640
1,400
38 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$34,610
1,380
39 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$34,400
7,040
40 Hospitals - Local government owned
$34,400
7,070
41 Repair and Maintenance
$34,310
40
42 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$34,240
430
43 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$34,220
450
44 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$34,130
40
45 Manufacturing
$33,760
490
46 Chemical Manufacturing
$33,710
480
47 Other Insurance Related Activities
$33,690
100
48 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$33,690
100
49 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$33,610
720
50 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$33,600
160
51 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$33,190
650
52 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$33,050
700
53 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$33,050
700
54 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$33,020
210
55 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$33,000
80
56 Individual and Family Services
$32,930
150
57 Social Assistance
$32,920
160
58 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$32,740
60
59 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$32,710
40
60 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$32,600
280
61 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$32,210
70
62 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,180
600
63 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$31,360
340
64 Consumer Goods Rental
$31,180
140
65 Rental and Leasing Services
$31,180
140
66 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$31,180
140
67 Wholesale Trade
$31,150
9,770
68 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$31,130
8,450
69 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$31,110
8,430
70 Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$30,350
180
71 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$30,320
180
72 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$30,320
180
73 Office Administrative Services
$30,310
n/a
74 Warehousing and Storage
$30,290
150
75 Transportation and Warehousing
$30,290
150
76 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$30,220
5,010
77 Administrative and Support Services
$30,210
5,010
78 Employment Services
$30,190
4,210
79 Temporary Help Services
$30,140
3,390
80 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$29,780
5,490
81 Nonstore Retailers
$29,750
5,640
82 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$29,660
100
83 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$29,330
140
84 Grocery Stores
$28,550
26,540
85 Food and Beverage Stores
$28,550
26,540
86 Direct Selling Establishments
$28,500
150
87 Other General Merchandise Stores
$28,400
27,910
88 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$28,360
n/a
89 General Merchandise Stores
$28,310
42,960
90 Veterinary Services
$28,260
n/a
91 Retail Trade
$28,210
267,450
92 Department Stores
$28,150
15,060
93 Health and Personal Care Stores
$28,090
192,290
94 Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$28,080
191,550
95 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$28,030
610
See also: Highest paying cities for pharmacy technicians.