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Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington

The annual and hourly salary statistics of pharmacy technicians in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of pharmacy technicians in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Pharmacy Technicians in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,010
25th Percentile Wage
$34,820
50th Percentile Wage
$40,430
75th Percentile Wage
$46,570
90th Percentile Wage
$50,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $31,010.

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
$40,430
5.17% 11.03%
2016
$38,340
1.83% -
2015
$37,640
0.85% -
2014
$37,320
1.90% -
2013
$36,610
1.75% -
2012
$35,970
- -

Table 3. Compare Pharmacy Technician Salary in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with Other Washington Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $40,430 in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is in the middle of salary range for pharmacy technicians in state of Washington. In comparison, the annual salary of pharmacy technicians in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is 9.2 percent (9.2%) lower than that in the highest paying Mount Vernon-Anacortes and 20.6 percent (20.6%) higher than that in the lowest paying Lewiston.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$44,530
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$44,280
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$43,820
Bremerton-Silverdale
$43,810
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$42,580
Longview
$42,240
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$42,210
Tacoma
$42,050
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$42,010
Bellingham
$41,710
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$41,290
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$40,430
Olympia
$40,250
Spokane
$39,410
Yakima
$37,850
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$36,990
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$33,570
Lewiston
$32,090



See also: Top paying jobs in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington.