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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
$21,640
25th Percentile Wage
$27,890
50th Percentile Wage
$34,670
75th Percentile Wage
$39,840
90th Percentile Wage
$48,470

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 $48,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pharmacy technicians is $21,640.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$34,670
1.30% 10.87%
2016
$34,220
1.34% -
2015
$33,760
4.68% -
2014
$32,180
6.12% -
2013
$30,210
-2.28% -
2012
$30,900
- -

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

The average salaries of pharmacy technicians in eight 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 $37,970. The lowest paying industry is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $30,580). 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
$37,970
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$37,970
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$35,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$34,670
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$33,300
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$32,330
Veterinary Services
$30,810
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$30,580

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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