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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,040
25th Percentile Wage
$25,760
50th Percentile Wage
$31,300
75th Percentile Wage
$38,100
90th Percentile Wage
$46,050

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 $46,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pharmacy technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$31,300
0.29% 8.56%
2016
$31,210
7.69% -
2015
$28,810
3.68% -
2014
$27,750
1.05% -
2013
$27,460
-4.22% -
2012
$28,620
- -

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 $25,710 to $32,880. The highest paying area for pharmacy technicians in Illinois is Champaign-Urbana with a median annual salary of $32,880. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $32,770). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Champaign-Urbana
$32,880
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$32,770
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$32,390
Decatur
$31,110
Peoria
$30,370
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$30,010
Kankakee-Bradley
$29,040
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$29,000
Rockford
$28,990
Springfield
$28,860
Danville
$27,990
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$27,470
Bloomington-Normal
$25,870
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$25,710




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