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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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Pharmacy Technicians in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,220
25th Percentile Wage
$36,190
50th Percentile Wage
$42,640
75th Percentile Wage
$48,640
90th Percentile Wage
$54,710

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 $54,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,220.

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
$42,640
1.01% 7.81%
2016
$42,210
2.25% -
2015
$41,260
2.71% -
2014
$40,140
0.57% -
2013
$39,910
1.50% -
2012
$39,310
- -

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 $32,090 to $44,530. The highest paying area for pharmacy technicians in Washington is Mount Vernon-Anacortes with a median annual salary of $44,530. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $44,280). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $32,090.

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




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