The annual and hourly salary statistics of pharmacy technicians in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of pharmacy technicians in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$23,720|
|25th Percentile Wage||$26,440|
|50th Percentile Wage||$33,770|
|75th Percentile Wage||$42,200|
|90th Percentile Wage||$49,780|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $23,720.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pharmacy technicians from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $33,770 in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy is in the middle of salary range for pharmacy technicians in state of Massachusetts. In comparison, the annual salary of pharmacy technicians in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy is 17.2 percent (17.2%) lower than that in the highest paying Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area and 23.9 percent (23.9%) higher than that in the lowest paying North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area|| |
|New Bedford|| |
|Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Barnstable Town|| |
|North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area|| |