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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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Pharmacy Technicians in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,050
25th Percentile Wage
$23,130
50th Percentile Wage
$28,850
75th Percentile Wage
$35,440
90th Percentile Wage
$39,860

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 $39,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,050.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.64
25th Percentile Wage
$11.12
50th Percentile Wage
$13.87
75th Percentile Wage
$17.04
90th Percentile Wage
$19.16

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacy technicians in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $19.16. The median hourly salary is $13.87. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.64.

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
201628,8500.62%5.96%
201528,6704.08%-
201427,5000.00%-
201327,5001.35%-
201227,130--

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 $22,990 to $31,820. The highest paying area for pharmacy technicians in North Carolina is Fayetteville with a median annual salary of $31,820. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $31,220). The lowest paying area is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $22,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fayetteville
$31,820
Durham-Chapel Hill
$31,220
Burlington
$31,120
Winston-Salem
$31,120
Asheville
$31,100
Greenville
$30,530
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$28,560
Raleigh-Cary
$28,120
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$28,000
Goldsboro
$27,580
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$27,340
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$27,280
Greensboro-High Point
$26,870
Wilmington
$25,360
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$25,160
Rocky Mount
$25,000
Jacksonville
$22,990



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