What are the employment outlook and average earnings?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a 9% percent growth in the need for pharmacy technicians from 2014 to 2024. The growth rate is ranked as “faster than average” by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Certified and formally trained pharmacy technicians tend to have a higher pay and greater opportunity in more areas, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Salary.com reports the national median salary in April 2015 was $32,369 per year, or $16 per hour across the United States
On average, Salary.com calculates the total compensation package for a pharmacy technician at $48,960 per year. This includes insurance and other benefits, such as paid vacation time, 401(k) and bonuses.