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Highest Paying States for Pharmacy Technicians

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $42,210, Washington is the highest paying state for pharmacy technicians. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $39,760). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Pharmacy Technicians

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Washington
$42,210
$31,590 7,330
2 Alaska
$39,760
$25,940 680
3 North Dakota
$37,770
$28,330 730
4 California
$37,710
$25,630 34,870
5 Oregon
$37,590
$28,660 4,520
6 Hawaii
$36,910
$25,850 1,810
7 Wyoming
$35,600
$25,720 570
8 District of Columbia
$35,200
$23,540 950
9 Minnesota
$35,200
$23,650 7,680
10 Nevada
$34,920
$25,250 3,380
11 Utah
$34,790
$26,210 3,940
12 Colorado
$34,620
$24,550 5,110
13 Montana
$33,730
$25,640 1,150
14 Idaho
$33,590
$24,480 1,760
15 Texas
$32,740
$22,970 33,030
16 Arizona
$32,410
$22,090 9,420
17 Massachusetts
$32,320
$22,240 8,700
18 New Mexico
$31,490
$22,850 2,580
19 Virgin Islands
$31,430
$21,980 100
20 Maryland
$31,420
$21,520 7,300
21 Connecticut
$31,310
$22,300 3,760
22 Illinois
$31,210
$21,730 19,330
23 Kansas
$30,730
$21,340 4,360
24 Rhode Island
$30,720
$22,550 1,530
25 Wisconsin
$30,580
$21,100 7,780
26 South Dakota
$30,440
$24,680 1,250
27 Vermont
$30,390
$22,170 530
28 New Jersey
$30,380
$21,400 9,500
29 New Hampshire
$30,300
$21,580 1,480
30 Florida
$30,130
$21,480 27,660
31 New York
$30,020
$20,840 17,660
32 Indiana
$29,540
$21,200 9,830
33 Delaware
$29,510
$21,390 1,460
34 Guam
$29,480
$26,130 130
35 Michigan
$29,450
$20,500 12,230
36 South Carolina
$29,370
$21,140 6,470
37 Nebraska
$29,360
$21,430 2,570
38 Maine
$29,290
$21,520 2,040
39 Iowa
$29,270
$21,650 4,330
40 Tennessee
$29,210
$20,940 12,740
41 Louisiana
$29,190
$21,110 6,150
42 Oklahoma
$29,070
$20,820 5,380
43 North Carolina
$28,850
$20,050 14,280
44 Mississippi
$28,710
$20,840 3,760
45 Virginia
$28,380
$20,630 9,070
46 Missouri
$28,290
$20,420 10,240
47 Pennsylvania
$28,200
$19,990 16,460
48 Georgia
$27,870
$20,020 11,980
49 Ohio
$27,580
$20,120 16,290
50 Arkansas
$27,510
$20,080 3,960
51 Alabama
$27,140
$20,180 7,290
52 Kentucky
$27,020
$19,050 8,420
53 West Virginia
$25,730
$19,670 3,110
54 Puerto Rico
$19,870
$16,290 5,250
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