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Pharmacy Aides Salary Information

The salary statistics of pharmacy aides are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of pharmacy aides within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The pharmacy aides annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Pharmacy Aides Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,040
25th Percentile Wage
$22,000
50th Percentile Wage
$26,120
75th Percentile Wage
$33,760
90th Percentile Wage
$44,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy aides. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) pharmacy aides is $44,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,040. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 133% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pharmacy aides from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$26,120
3.37% 16.31%
2016
$25,240
3.13% -
2015
$24,450
5.11% -
2014
$23,200
2.67% -
2013
$22,580
3.19% -
2012
$21,860
- -

Table 2. Pharmacy Aides Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of pharmacy aides in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for pharmacy aides occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $40,210. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $25,130).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$40,210
Educational Services
$39,360
Health Care and Social Assistance
$36,490
Federal, State, and Local Government
$33,850
Wholesale Trade
$28,960
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$27,400
Retail Trade
$25,130

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Pharmacy Aides by States

From the above tables we note that not only pharmacy aides salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of pharmacy aides in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,670 to $41,250. The highest paying state for pharmacy aides is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $41,250. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,670. For more salary information of pharmacy aides profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$41,250
Alaska
$40,840
Arizona
$36,550
Hawaii
$35,220
Colorado
$35,190
Utah
$34,150
Massachusetts
$31,590
Rhode Island
$30,840
California
$30,400
Washington
$29,940
Montana
$29,830
Delaware
$29,640
Oregon
$29,270
Illinois
$29,050
New Hampshire
$28,010
Nevada
$27,760
New Jersey
$27,130
Ohio
$26,570
New Mexico
$26,520
Idaho
$26,350
Florida
$26,220
New York
$26,140
North Dakota
$26,120
South Dakota
$25,690
Minnesota
$25,680
Nebraska
$25,650
Georgia
$25,580
Connecticut
$24,980
Tennessee
$24,760
Missouri
$24,100
South Carolina
$24,060
Maine
$24,030
Louisiana
$24,010
Iowa
$23,640
Michigan
$23,440
Texas
$23,380
Maryland
$23,370
Vermont
$23,350
Mississippi
$23,350
Virginia
$23,290
Indiana
$23,270
Wyoming
$23,030
North Carolina
$22,970
Oklahoma
$22,190
Kentucky
$22,030
Wisconsin
$21,750
Pennsylvania
$21,550
Kansas
$21,300
West Virginia
$20,310
Arkansas
$19,820
Alabama
$19,270
Puerto Rico
$18,670



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