Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,840
25th Percentile Wage
$23,980
50th Percentile Wage
$30,020
75th Percentile Wage
$38,460
90th Percentile Wage
$47,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,840.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.02
25th Percentile Wage
$11.53
50th Percentile Wage
$14.43
75th Percentile Wage
$18.48
90th Percentile Wage
$22.95

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacy technicians in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $22.95. The median hourly salary is $14.43. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.02.

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
201630,020-0.30%-1.13%
201530,110-2.19%-
201430,770-2.21%-
201331,4503.47%-
201230,360--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacy Technicians in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in state of New York ranges from $26,180 to $34,270. The highest paying area for pharmacy technicians in New York is New York-White Plains-Wayne with a median annual salary of $34,270. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Nassau-Suffolk (mean annual salary $31,670). The lowest paying area is Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown with a median annual salary of $26,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$34,270
Nassau-Suffolk
$31,670
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$31,070
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$30,830
Ithaca
$29,660
Kingston
$29,390
Rochester
$28,640
Binghamton
$28,550
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$28,420
Syracuse
$28,320
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$28,030
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$27,500
Elmira
$27,010
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$26,870
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$26,620
Glens Falls
$26,450
Utica-Rome
$26,250
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$26,180



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