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Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in Puerto Rico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,240
25th Percentile Wage
$17,330
50th Percentile Wage
$19,150
75th Percentile Wage
$23,950
90th Percentile Wage
$30,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $30,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,240.

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
$19,150
-3.76% 0.99%
2016
$19,870
-3.62% -
2015
$20,590
0.05% -
2014
$20,580
5.69% -
2013
$19,410
2.32% -
2012
$18,960
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacy Technicians in Puerto Rico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $17,490 to $21,130. The highest paying area for pharmacy technicians in Puerto Rico is Guayama with a median annual salary of $21,130. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo (mean annual salary $19,940). The lowest paying area is Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 1 with a median annual salary of $17,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Guayama
$21,130
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$19,940
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 2
$19,180
San German-Cabo Rojo
$19,130
Fajardo
$19,060
Ponce
$18,570
Mayaguez
$18,040
Yauco
$18,000
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$17,970
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 1
$17,490




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