Becoming a Pharmacy Technologist via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering pharmacy courses to train individuals to become top-notch pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy professionals, pharmacist in charges, pharmacy managers, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 331,890 people employed as pharmacy technicians alone in America, and their average annual salary is $28,940. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Pharmacy Technologist Salary Information

Category: Pharmacy technicians

Total # Employed in the US 331,890
Average Hourly Wage: $13.92/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$9.36 $11.07 $13.49 $16.26 $19.31
Average Yearly Salary $28,940
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$19,480 $23,020 $28,070 $33,820 $40,160
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.5% 27.8% 34.1% 19.0% 14.1% 1.4% 1.1%
Pharmacy technicians — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Alaska $17.83/hr $37,090
Colorado $17.68/hr $36,770
Indiana $16.89/hr $35,130
New York $16.33/hr $33,960
Tennessee $16.14/hr $33,560
Florida $15.88/hr $33,020
Delaware $15.11/hr $31,430
Missouri $15.07/hr $31,350
Guam $14.95/hr $31,100
Nebraska $14.9/hr $30,980
Connecticut $14.9/hr $31,000
Mississippi $14.72/hr $30,620
Pennsylvania $14.62/hr $30,410
Oklahoma $14.58/hr $30,330
Virginia $14.53/hr $30,230
Arkansas $14.47/hr $30,100
New Jersey $14.35/hr $29,850
Iowa $14.28/hr $29,700
North Dakota $14.17/hr $29,480
Ohio $14.1/hr $29,320
Wyoming $13.99/hr $29,100
North Carolina $13.76/hr $28,630
District of Columbia $13.74/hr $28,580
Kansas $13.73/hr $28,560
Puerto Rico $13.69/hr $28,470
West Virginia $13.48/hr $28,040
Montana $13.42/hr $27,910
Michigan $13.39/hr $27,850
Hawaii $13.3/hr $27,660
Wisconsin $13.24/hr $27,540
Idaho $13.18/hr $27,410
Kentucky $13.1/hr $27,250
Louisiana $13.09/hr $27,220
Massachusetts $13.07/hr $27,180
Utah $13.05/hr $27,140
New Mexico $12.74/hr $26,500
Oregon $12.53/hr $26,060
South Carolina $12.52/hr $26,050
Maine $12.42/hr $25,820
Washington $12.21/hr $25,390
New Hampshire $12.11/hr $25,190
Alabama $11.81/hr $24,570
Maryland $11.77/hr $24,480
Nevada $11.72/hr $24,370
South Dakota $11.62/hr $24,170
California $11.56/hr $24,050


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