Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for pharmacy technicians in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pharmacy technicians among Iowa metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Pharmacy Technicians in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,650
25th Percentile Wage
$25,400
50th Percentile Wage
$29,270
75th Percentile Wage
$34,840
90th Percentile Wage
$39,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $39,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,650.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.41
25th Percentile Wage
$12.21
50th Percentile Wage
$14.07
75th Percentile Wage
$16.75
90th Percentile Wage
$19.00

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacy technicians in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $19.00. The median hourly salary is $14.07. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.41.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of pharmacy technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201629,2701.95%5.67%
201528,7000.17%-
201428,6501.15%-
201328,3202.51%-
201227,610--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacy Technicians in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in state of Iowa ranges from $27,700 to $33,650. The highest paying area for pharmacy technicians in Iowa is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $33,650. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Ames (mean annual salary $29,850). The lowest paying area is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $27,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Iowa City
$33,650
Ames
$29,850
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$29,700
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$29,320
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$29,190
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$29,120
Cedar Rapids
$28,950
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$28,540
Dubuque
$28,180
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$27,850
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$27,700


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