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Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington

The annual and hourly salary statistics of pharmacy technicians in Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of pharmacy technicians in Seattle-Bellevue-Everett is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Pharmacy Technicians in Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,770
25th Percentile Wage
$37,630
50th Percentile Wage
$43,720
75th Percentile Wage
$49,240
90th Percentile Wage
$56,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $56,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $32,770.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.76
25th Percentile Wage
$18.09
50th Percentile Wage
$21.02
75th Percentile Wage
$23.67
90th Percentile Wage
$27.09

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacy technicians in Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.09. The median hourly salary is $21.02. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.76.

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
201643,7202.42%5.17%
201542,6602.65%-
201441,530-0.63%-
201341,7900.79%-
201241,460--

Table 3. Compare Pharmacy Technician Salary in Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with Other Washington Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $43,720, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett is the second highest paying city for pharmacy technicians in state of Washington, following the highest paying city Bremerton-Silverdale (median annual salary of $44,960). Compared with Bremerton-Silverdale, the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in Seattle-Bellevue-Everett is 2.8 percent (2.8%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bremerton-Silverdale
$44,960
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$43,720
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$43,460
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$42,820
Tacoma
$42,270
Bellingham
$41,960
Spokane
$41,350
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$41,040
Longview
$40,290
Olympia
$39,690
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$39,260
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$39,160
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$38,820
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$38,340
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$38,050
Yakima
$35,870
Lewiston
$33,250
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$30,520

See also: Top paying jobs in Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington.