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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Pharmacy Aides Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,480
25th Percentile Wage
$21,130
50th Percentile Wage
$25,240
75th Percentile Wage
$32,980
90th Percentile Wage
$44,380

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 $44,380. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,480. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 140% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of pharmacy aides from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201625,2403.13%13.39%
201524,4505.11%-
201423,2002.67%-
201322,5803.19%-
201221,860--

Table 2. Pharmacy Aides Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of pharmacy aides in 7 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 educational services sector with an annual salary $42,270. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $24,310).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$42,270
Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,250
Federal, State, and Local Government
$33,280
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$27,820
Wholesale Trade
$27,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,230
Retail Trade
$24,310

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 $18,240 to $41,420. The highest paying state for pharmacy aides is Alaska with a median annual salary of $41,420. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,240. For more salary information of pharmacy aides profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$41,420
District of Columbia
$41,250
Hawaii
$35,470
Arizona
$33,480
Colorado
$33,300
California
$30,210
Nevada
$30,010
Rhode Island
$30,000
Utah
$29,580
Massachusetts
$29,250
Oregon
$29,110
Washington
$28,900
New York
$28,240
Montana
$27,760
New Jersey
$27,090
Ohio
$26,630
Illinois
$26,080
Georgia
$25,220
Idaho
$25,060
New Mexico
$24,900
Nebraska
$24,570
Maryland
$24,270
Louisiana
$24,210
Connecticut
$24,090
Minnesota
$24,090
North Dakota
$23,900
Florida
$23,770
Missouri
$23,680
Wyoming
$23,450
Vermont
$23,200
Kansas
$23,120
Virginia
$23,110
Maine
$22,930
Michigan
$22,840
Iowa
$22,790
Mississippi
$22,500
Indiana
$22,490
South Carolina
$22,350
Texas
$22,290
Oklahoma
$21,590
Pennsylvania
$21,070
Tennessee
$21,040
Alabama
$20,830
Kentucky
$20,310
Wisconsin
$20,010
North Carolina
$19,740
Arkansas
$19,450
West Virginia
$19,360
Puerto Rico
$18,240


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