What are the employment outlook and average earnings?
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a 5% percent growth in the need for pharmacy technicians from 2021 to 2031. The growth rate is ranked as “as fast as 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 February 2023 was $37,937 per year across the United States
- On average, Salary.com calculates the total compensation package for a pharmacy technician at $57,130 per year. This includes healthcare/disability, paid vacation time, retirement, and bonuses.