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Pharmacy Technician Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of pharmacy technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare pharmacy technician salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Pharmacy Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,330
25th Percentile Wage
$28,110
50th Percentile Wage
$34,220
75th Percentile Wage
$39,250
90th Percentile Wage
$47,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $47,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pharmacy technicians is $21,330.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201634,2201.34%9.70%
201533,7604.68%-
201432,1806.12%-
201330,210-2.28%-
201230,900--

Compare Pharmacy Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of pharmacy technicians in seven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $37,840. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $28,770). For detailed pharmacy technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$37,840
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$37,840
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$35,120
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$34,220
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$32,820
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$28,840
Veterinary Services
$28,770

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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