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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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
$33,770
2.61% 7.37%
2016
$32,890
7.69% -
2015
$30,360
-2.54% -
2014
$31,130
-4.14% -
2013
$32,420
3.52% -
2012
$31,280
- -

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 $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
$40,780
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$35,550
Pittsfield
$34,900
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$33,770
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$33,690
Peabody
$32,830
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$32,660
New Bedford
$32,280
Springfield
$31,030
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$30,660
Framingham
$30,610
Worcester
$29,910
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$29,280
Barnstable Town
$29,070
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$25,690



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