The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians was $30,410 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,950, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $45,030.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for pharmacy technicians in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
General medical and surgical hospitals; private
Other general merchandise stores
Pharmacies and drug stores
Most pharmacy technicians work full time. Pharmacies may be open at all hours. Therefore, pharmacy technicians may have to work nights or weekends.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Health technologists and technicians
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics