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Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,760
25th Percentile Wage
$24,130
50th Percentile Wage
$29,780
75th Percentile Wage
$36,370
90th Percentile Wage
$41,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $41,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,760.

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
$29,780
3.12% 8.90%
2016
$28,850
0.62% -
2015
$28,670
4.08% -
2014
$27,500
0.00% -
2013
$27,500
1.35% -
2012
$27,130
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacy Technicians in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in state of North Carolina ranges from $25,060 to $36,530. The highest paying area for pharmacy technicians in North Carolina is Fayetteville with a median annual salary of $36,530. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greenville (mean annual salary $32,850). The lowest paying area is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $25,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fayetteville
$36,530
Greenville
$32,850
Asheville
$31,880
Winston-Salem
$31,820
Goldsboro
$31,280
Durham-Chapel Hill
$30,990
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$30,550
Raleigh-Cary
$30,090
Burlington
$29,990
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$28,170
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$28,110
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$27,870
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$27,280
Greensboro-High Point
$26,330
Wilmington
$26,140
Rocky Mount
$26,020
Jacksonville
$25,060




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