Monday, May 24, 2021

Pharmacy Technician Pay in the Southeast

May 2020 data published recently by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals that more than 415,000 Americans were employed as pharmacy technicians. With over 116,000 pharmacy technicians employed, the twelve-state Southeast region accounted for about 28% of U.S. pharmacy technician employment. In general, the Southeast is the weakest region in the country for pharmacy technician pay as no state in the region features an annual mean wage for pharmacy technicians that exceeds the national average. Moreover, six states in the Southeast rank in the bottom quintile nationally for pharmacy technician annual mean wages. From May 2020 BLS data, here is a summary look at pharmacy technician pay in the Southeast:

Pharmacy Technician Pay in the Southeast
Pharmacy Technician Pay in the Southeast

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AL 6,790 $30,980 50th
AR 4,570 $31,010 49th
FL 29,840 $34,880 32nd
GA 11,290 $32,160 46th
KY 10,210 $30,370 51st
LA 5,990 $35,260 30th
MS 3,580 $34,290 37th
NC 13,710 $33,300 43rd
SC 6,470 $34,510 35th
TN 11,190 $33,750 41st
VA 9,590 $34,810 33rd
WV 3,140 $31,890 47th
U.S. 415,310 $36,450 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 18, 2021

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