Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in Tacoma, Washington

The annual and hourly salary statistics of pharmacy technicians in Tacoma, Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of pharmacy technicians in Tacoma 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 Tacoma, Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,120
25th Percentile Wage
$36,350
50th Percentile Wage
$42,270
75th Percentile Wage
$48,070
90th Percentile Wage
$52,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in Tacoma, Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $32,120.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.44
25th Percentile Wage
$17.48
50th Percentile Wage
$20.32
75th Percentile Wage
$23.11
90th Percentile Wage
$25.19

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacy technicians in Tacoma, Washington. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $25.19. The median hourly salary is $20.32. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.44.

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
201642,2703.22%0.40%
201540,910-2.32%-
201441,8602.15%-
201340,960-2.78%-
201242,100--

Table 3. Compare Pharmacy Technician Salary in Tacoma with Other Washington Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $42,270 in Tacoma is in the middle of salary range for pharmacy technicians in state of Washington. In comparison, the annual salary of pharmacy technicians in Tacoma is 6.0 percent (6.0%) lower than that in the highest paying Bremerton-Silverdale and 27.8 percent (27.8%) higher than that in the lowest paying Central Washington nonmetropolitan area.

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 Tacoma, Washington.