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Pharmacy Technician Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for pharmacy technicians in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pharmacy technicians among Washington 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,590
25th Percentile Wage
$35,830
50th Percentile Wage
$42,210
75th Percentile Wage
$48,230
90th Percentile Wage
$54,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacy technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $54,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,590.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.19
25th Percentile Wage
$17.23
50th Percentile Wage
$20.29
75th Percentile Wage
$23.19
90th Percentile Wage
$26.01

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacy technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $26.01. The median hourly salary is $20.29. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.19.

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
201642,2102.25%6.87%
201541,2602.71%-
201440,1400.57%-
201339,9101.50%-
201239,310--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacy technicians in state of Washington ranges from $30,520 to $44,960. The highest paying area for pharmacy technicians in Washington is Bremerton-Silverdale with a median annual salary of $44,960. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $43,720). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,520.

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


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