Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for pharmacy technicians in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pharmacy technicians among Virginia 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Pharmacy Technicians in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,090
25th Percentile Wage
$24,140
50th Percentile Wage
$29,840
75th Percentile Wage
$37,470
90th Percentile Wage
$45,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $45,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,090.

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
$29,840
4.89% 4.79%
2016
$28,380
0.46% -
2015
$28,250
2.23% -
2014
$27,620
-2.24% -
2013
$28,240
-0.60% -
2012
$28,410
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in state of Virginia ranges from $22,920 to $33,490. The highest paying area for pharmacy technicians in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $33,490. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $29,900). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$33,490
Richmond
$29,900
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$29,750
Roanoke
$29,150
Lynchburg
$29,050
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$28,390
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$28,140
Harrisonburg
$28,030
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$26,940
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$26,870
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$25,810
Danville
$25,760
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$22,920




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