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How much do pharmacy technicians make? 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that pharmacy technicians make a mean annual income of $36,450 as of May 2020, which is approximately $17.52 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of pharmacy technicians earned less than $25,400 each year, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $50,430 each year.

How much do pharmacy technicians earn in each state?

The table below compares pharmacy technician salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of pharmacy technicians in each state as well as the number of pharmacy technicians per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics.

Pharmacy Technician Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
California
$51,600
5,180
0.315
California
$47,620
36,100
2.197
Minnesota
$47,400
450
0.167
Connecticut
$47,270
800
0.518
Alaska
$46,430
610
2.075
Washington
$46,400
7,740
2.422
District of Columbia
$46,240
660
0.967
New Jersey
$44,840
960
0.253
Oregon
$43,410
5,020
2.777
Vermont
$43,080
90
0.313
Hawaii
$43,070
70
0.118
Hawaii
$42,300
1,850
3.215
Nebraska
$41,920
750
0.798
Wyoming
$41,730
60
0.230
North Dakota
$41,390
880
2.207
Oklahoma
$41,370
570
0.365
Utah
$41,190
390
0.263
North Dakota
$39,980
230
0.582
Minnesota
$39,770
8,050
2.973
Massachusetts
$39,650
540
0.163
Missouri
$39,430
890
0.330
Oregon
$39,400
1,340
0.742
Nevada
$39,390
4,210
3.368
Wyoming
$39,330
560
2.122
Washington
$39,090
1,100
0.343
Massachusetts
$39,090
8,740
2.610
Kentucky
$39,080
630
0.355
Colorado
$39,020
5,710
2.217
Rhode Island
$38,980
1,770
4.007
Utah
$38,920
4,060
2.725
Ohio
$38,900
740
0.145
Montana
$38,280
110
0.231
Kansas
$37,830
650
0.490
South Dakota
$37,830
480
1.176
Wisconsin
$37,530
780
0.287
Montana
$37,520
1,200
2.644
Arizona
$37,500
9,250
3.261
New York
$37,100
18,970
2.183
New Mexico
$37,030
140
0.179
Texas
$37,010
36,690
3.031
Delaware
$36,930
60
0.143
Idaho
$36,660
2,260
3.144
Maine
$36,610
130
0.220
Alaska
$36,520
110
0.360
South Carolina
$36,440
690
0.340
New Mexico
$36,440
2,490
3.172
Connecticut
$36,280
3,780
2.451
Iowa
$36,260
410
0.280
Texas
$36,200
3,800
0.314
Maryland
$36,160
6,940
2.750
New Hampshire
$36,110
300
0.489
New York
$36,110
2,550
0.294
Vermont
$35,880
700
2.494
South Dakota
$35,830
1,290
3.132
Louisiana
$35,790
590
0.328
Wisconsin
$35,780
8,290
3.058
New Jersey
$35,700
10,400
2.749
Virgin Islands
$35,670
60
1.686
Nebraska
$35,570
2,540
2.694
Kansas
$35,530
4,280
3.215
Nevada
$35,490
1,110
0.886
New Hampshire
$35,490
1,880
3.037
Louisiana
$35,260
5,990
3.327
Delaware
$35,210
1,270
2.976
District of Columbia
$35,070
Rhode Island
$35,060
170
0.382
West Virginia
$34,880
310
0.474
Florida
$34,880
29,840
3.535
Virginia
$34,810
9,590
2.591
Pennsylvania
$34,730
2,790
0.507
Mississippi
$34,720
260
0.237
Illinois
$34,700
19,880
3.533
Indiana
$34,530
1,360
0.466
South Carolina
$34,510
6,470
3.212
Colorado
$34,490
750
0.290
Iowa
$34,300
3,890
2.646
Mississippi
$34,290
3,580
3.328
Maryland
$34,240
960
0.379
Indiana
$34,200
9,790
3.355
Tennessee
$34,140
1,050
0.362
Michigan
$34,090
13,990
3.564
Florida
$33,900
3,480
0.412
Maine
$33,890
2,280
3.958
Arizona
$33,860
1,350
0.475
Arkansas
$33,750
490
0.419
Tennessee
$33,750
11,190
3.855
Missouri
$33,670
10,030
3.728
Georgia
$33,520
1,760
0.409
North Carolina
$33,300
13,710
3.196
Alabama
$33,130
740
0.391
Oklahoma
$32,900
4,870
3.116
Ohio
$32,520
17,090
3.327
Georgia
$32,160
11,290
2.620
West Virginia
$31,890
3,140
4.837
Pennsylvania
$31,760
18,900
3.429
Virginia
$31,500
2,190
0.592
North Carolina
$31,370
1,350
0.316
Michigan
$31,160
1,130
0.287
Arkansas
$31,010
4,570
3.878
Alabama
$30,980
6,790
3.570