Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for pharmacy technicians in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pharmacy technicians among Illinois cities 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,730
25th Percentile Wage
$25,290
50th Percentile Wage
$31,210
75th Percentile Wage
$37,620
90th Percentile Wage
$45,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $45,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,730.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.45
25th Percentile Wage
$12.16
50th Percentile Wage
$15.01
75th Percentile Wage
$18.09
90th Percentile Wage
$21.80

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacy technicians in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $21.80. The median hourly salary is $15.01. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.45.

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
201631,2107.69%8.30%
201528,8103.68%-
201427,7501.05%-
201327,460-4.22%-
201228,620--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in state of Illinois ranges from $24,640 to $32,760. The highest paying area for pharmacy technicians in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $32,760. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $32,340). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$32,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$32,340
Champaign-Urbana
$31,360
Decatur
$31,140
Springfield
$30,270
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$30,050
Kankakee-Bradley
$28,700
Peoria
$28,490
Rockford
$28,490
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$28,260
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$27,570
Bloomington-Normal
$25,870
Danville
$24,650
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$24,640



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