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Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,940
25th Percentile Wage
$24,380
50th Percentile Wage
$29,210
75th Percentile Wage
$35,510
90th Percentile Wage
$40,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $40,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.07
25th Percentile Wage
$11.72
50th Percentile Wage
$14.04
75th Percentile Wage
$17.07
90th Percentile Wage
$19.61

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacy technicians in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $19.61. The median hourly salary is $14.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.07.

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
201629,2100.41%4.96%
201529,0901.51%-
201428,6501.29%-
201328,2801.84%-
201227,760--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacy Technicians in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in state of Tennessee ranges from $25,060 to $33,300. The highest paying area for pharmacy technicians in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $33,300. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $30,880). The lowest paying area is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$33,300
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$30,880
Chattanooga
$29,520
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$29,330
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$28,830
Clarksville
$28,780
Knoxville
$27,710
Cleveland
$27,570
Jackson
$27,460
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$27,320
Johnson City
$26,500
Morristown
$25,490
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$25,060


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