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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
$26,110
25th Percentile Wage
$30,410
50th Percentile Wage
$36,160
75th Percentile Wage
$43,640
90th Percentile Wage
$50,990

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 $50,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pharmacy technicians is $26,110.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,1601.30%6.58%
201535,6902.05%-
201434,9601.63%-
201334,3901.77%-
201233,780--

Compare Pharmacy Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of pharmacy technicians in 32 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 $42,060. The lowest paying industry is the residential mental health and substance abuse facilities industry (annual salary $28,430). 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
$42,060
Outpatient Care Centers
$40,690
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$37,670
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$37,580
Hospitals - State government owned
$37,460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$37,370
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$37,190
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$37,050
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$37,030
Home Health Care Services
$36,860
Offices of Physicians
$36,560
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$35,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$35,890
Hospitals - Privately owned
$35,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$35,830
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$35,760
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$35,680
Hospitals - Local government owned
$35,680
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$35,640
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$35,400
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$35,010
Individual and Family Services
$34,750
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$34,320
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$34,270
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$34,210
Social Assistance
$33,850
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$33,450
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$30,860
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$30,700
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$30,700
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$28,990
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$28,430

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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