As with any career, salary varies by employer, geographic location, qualifications, certifications, and experience. However when researching any new career, it is a good idea to get an understanding of the salary range.
The US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics includes pharmacy technicians in a group called Pharmacy Technicians and Aides. According to their 2014-15 Occupational Handbook the median annual wage of pharmacy technicians was $29,320 in May 2012. The highest 10% earned more than $42,400.
Median annual wage of Pharmacy Technicians in the top 5 industries:
|Ambulatory health care services||$35,470|
|Hospitals; state, local, and private||$33,550|
|Pharmacies and drug stores||$28,030|
|General merchandise stores||$27,450|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition