Pharmacy Technician Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Pharmacy Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in the industry sector of retail 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 $41,320. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $29,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pharmacy technicians is $20,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of pharmacy technicians in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

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

The average salaries of pharmacy technicians in eleven industries in the retail 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 nonstore retailers industry with an annual salary $31,300. The lowest paying industry is the direct selling establishments industry (annual salary $28,500). For detailed pharmacy technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nonstore Retailers
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
Other General Merchandise Stores
General Merchandise Stores
Department Stores
Food and Beverage Stores
Grocery Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Direct Selling Establishments

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


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