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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 $42,640, Washington is the highest paying state for pharmacy technicians. It is followed by Oregon (average annual salary $39,270). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$42,640
$32,220 7,590
2 Oregon
$39,270
$30,640 4,260
3 Alaska
$39,160
$27,170 680
4 North Dakota
$38,940
$26,800 770
5 California
$38,660
$26,450 36,920
6 Hawaii
$38,000
$27,360 1,770
7 Wyoming
$36,910
$27,000 570
8 Minnesota
$35,890
$25,520 8,490
9 Colorado
$35,830
$26,110 5,530
10 Nevada
$35,740
$26,060 3,610
11 Utah
$35,340
$26,740 3,960
12 District of Columbia
$35,290
$25,130 990
13 Idaho
$34,630
$25,660 1,960
14 Montana
$34,470
$26,010 1,100
15 Rhode Island
$34,290
$24,850 1,460
16 Arizona
$33,360
$23,450 10,190
17 Connecticut
$33,260
$23,420 3,780
18 Massachusetts
$33,020
$23,780 8,610
19 Texas
$32,910
$23,520 35,370
20 Virgin Islands
$32,790
$26,020 90
21 Guam
$32,220
$21,940 50
22 New Mexico
$31,870
$22,740 2,430
23 Wisconsin
$31,810
$21,810 7,820
24 South Dakota
$31,690
$25,690 1,270
25 Nebraska
$31,470
$22,840 2,620
26 Illinois
$31,300
$22,040 22,290
27 New Hampshire
$31,270
$22,170 1,570
28 New York
$31,210
$21,860 18,260
29 Vermont
$31,190
$22,920 670
30 Kansas
$30,930
$21,860 4,030
31 Maryland
$30,920
$22,140 7,950
32 Florida
$30,710
$21,820 29,380
33 Michigan
$30,690
$21,160 14,390
34 Iowa
$30,270
$22,380 4,540
35 Indiana
$30,250
$21,530 10,170
36 New Jersey
$30,230
$21,400 10,120
37 Delaware
$30,190
$21,790 1,510
38 Tennessee
$29,880
$21,470 11,510
39 Louisiana
$29,860
$21,620 6,290
40 Maine
$29,850
$21,810 2,220
41 Virginia
$29,840
$21,090 9,910
42 North Carolina
$29,780
$20,760 13,850
43 Mississippi
$29,520
$21,840 3,860
44 South Carolina
$29,490
$21,470 7,060
45 Missouri
$29,340
$21,270 10,910
46 Ohio
$28,750
$20,540 16,810
47 Oklahoma
$28,730
$20,940 5,050
48 Arkansas
$28,330
$20,730 4,580
49 Alabama
$28,230
$20,940 7,340
50 Pennsylvania
$28,180
$20,410 17,870
51 Georgia
$28,120
$20,090 12,330
52 Kentucky
$28,040
$19,620 8,440
53 West Virginia
$26,420
$20,030 3,060
54 Puerto Rico
$19,150
$16,240 5,530
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