There were about 418,000 pharmacy technicians working in the U.S. as of May 2019 according to data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Pharmacy technicians work in varied settings, including health and personal care stores, hospitals, food and general merchandise stores with pharmacy services, and other businesses involved in the distribution of pharmacy products. Pharmacy technicians typically earn lower salaries and wages than workers in most other occupations. According to BLS estimates, as of May 2019, the national mean wage for pharmacy technicians was $35,250 per year, as compared to the $53,490 annual mean wage for all occupations in the U.S. Pharmacy technician pay varies considerably from state-to-state. Per BLS data, as of May 2019 these were the ten states where pharmacy technicians enjoyed the highest annual mean pay:
The bottom ten states for pharmacy technician pay were:
So where does your state rank for pharmacy technician pay?
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