Pharmacy Technician Salary and Wages
When making a life-changing career decision like starting a pharmacy technician program, one of the first considerations one might ask is, “How much does a pharmacy technician make?”
Finding the perfect job with a reasonable monetary compensation is quite often dependent on one's own personal skills, certification, experience, market conditions and personal work ethic.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) salary data, the median hourly wages of wage and salary pharmacy technicians in May 2012 were $14.10. The middle 50 percent earned between $11.69 and $17.22. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.89, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $20.38.
Certified pharmacy technicians may earn higher salaries than non-certified techs. Some technicians belong to unions representing hospital or grocery store workers.
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012 Edition, Pharmacy Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm (visited May 22, 2013). Finding employment in your field of interest may be due to a combination of your own hard work, experience, certification, work attitude and local market conditions.