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Pharmacy Technician Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of pharmacy technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare pharmacy technician salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Pharmacy Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,540
25th Percentile Wage
$31,150
50th Percentile Wage
$36,780
75th Percentile Wage
$44,510
90th Percentile Wage
$51,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $51,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pharmacy technicians is $26,540.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$36,780
1.69% 8.16%
2016
$36,160
1.30% -
2015
$35,690
2.05% -
2014
$34,960
1.63% -
2013
$34,390
1.77% -
2012
$33,780
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Compare Pharmacy Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of pharmacy technicians in 33 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 specialty hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $40,810. The lowest paying industry is the offices of all other health practitioners industry (annual salary $30,440). For detailed pharmacy technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$40,810
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$40,250
Outpatient Care Centers
$39,020
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$38,250
Hospitals - State government owned
$38,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$38,130
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$37,870
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$37,330
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$37,130
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$36,730
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$36,710
Hospitals - Local government owned
$36,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$36,690
Offices of Physicians
$36,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$36,670
Hospitals - Privately owned
$36,610
Home Health Care Services
$36,610
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$36,570
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$36,210
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$36,210
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$35,460
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$35,200
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$34,890
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$34,750
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$34,620
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$34,600
Individual and Family Services
$34,460
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$33,700
Social Assistance
$33,450
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$33,310
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$32,320
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$31,930
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$30,440

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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