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Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts

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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Pharmacy Technicians in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,170
25th Percentile Wage
$25,220
50th Percentile Wage
$32,890
75th Percentile Wage
$40,680
90th Percentile Wage
$49,040

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 $49,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $22,170.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.66
25th Percentile Wage
$12.13
50th Percentile Wage
$15.81
75th Percentile Wage
$19.55
90th Percentile Wage
$23.58

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacy technicians in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $23.58. The median hourly salary is $15.81. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.66.

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
201632,8907.69%4.90%
201530,360-2.54%-
201431,130-4.14%-
201332,4203.52%-
201231,280--

Table 3. Compare Pharmacy Technician Salary in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with Other Massachusetts Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $32,890 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 5.5 percent (5.5%) lower than that in the highest paying Boston-Cambridge-Quincy and 21.9 percent (21.9%) higher than that in the lowest paying North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$34,820
Pittsfield
$33,700
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$32,890
Peabody
$32,120
Barnstable Town
$30,590
Worcester
$30,500
Springfield
$30,090
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$30,000
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$29,760
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$29,620
Framingham
$29,210
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$28,730
New Bedford
$28,520
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$25,690

See also: Top paying jobs in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts.