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.