Pharmacy Technician Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

The salary statistics of pharmacy technicians in the industry sector of wholesale trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare pharmacy technician salaries in different industries within the wholesale trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Pharmacy Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,040
25th Percentile Wage
$28,060
50th Percentile Wage
$33,880
75th Percentile Wage
$39,960
90th Percentile Wage
$49,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in the industry sector of wholesale trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) pharmacy technicians is $49,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pharmacy technicians is $24,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pharmacy technicians in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$33,880
1.30% 11.63%
2016
$33,440
2.21% -
2015
$32,700
4.74% -
2014
$31,150
1.83% -
2013
$30,580
2.09% -
2012
$29,940
- -

Compare Pharmacy Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of pharmacy technicians in seven industries in the wholesale trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for pharmacy technician occupations is the merchant wholesalers, durable goods industry with an annual salary $36,100. The lowest paying industry is the drugs and druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $33,240). For detailed pharmacy technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$36,100
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$36,100
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$34,020
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$34,020
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$33,670
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$33,670
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$33,240

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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