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Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in Louisiana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,110
25th Percentile Wage
$24,600
50th Percentile Wage
$29,190
75th Percentile Wage
$35,220
90th Percentile Wage
$39,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $39,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,110.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.15
25th Percentile Wage
$11.83
50th Percentile Wage
$14.03
75th Percentile Wage
$16.93
90th Percentile Wage
$19.22

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacy technicians in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $19.22. The median hourly salary is $14.03. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.15.

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
201629,190-0.48%2.60%
201529,3301.13%-
201429,0001.38%-
201328,6000.59%-
201228,430--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in state of Louisiana ranges from $27,990 to $30,330. The highest paying area for pharmacy technicians in Louisiana is Lake Charles with a median annual salary of $30,330. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Shreveport-Bossier City (mean annual salary $29,830). The lowest paying area is Monroe with a median annual salary of $27,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake Charles
$30,330
Shreveport-Bossier City
$29,830
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$29,690
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$29,600
Lafayette
$29,540
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$29,540
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$29,470
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$29,460
Alexandria
$29,430
Baton Rouge
$29,430
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$28,660
Monroe
$27,990


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