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 metropolitan 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 Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,630
25th Percentile Wage
$23,230
50th Percentile Wage
$28,380
75th Percentile Wage
$35,690
90th Percentile Wage
$42,440

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 $42,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,630.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.92
25th Percentile Wage
$11.17
50th Percentile Wage
$13.64
75th Percentile Wage
$17.16
90th Percentile Wage
$20.41

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacy technicians in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $20.41. The median hourly salary is $13.64. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.92.

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
201628,3800.46%-0.11%
201528,2502.23%-
201427,620-2.24%-
201328,240-0.60%-
201228,410--

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 $22,290 to $32,430. The highest paying area for pharmacy technicians in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $32,430. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $28,980). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$32,430
Richmond
$28,980
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$28,560
Roanoke
$28,360
Lynchburg
$28,280
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$27,950
Harrisonburg
$27,550
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$26,810
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$26,350
Danville
$25,760
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$25,370
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$25,070
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$22,290


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