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or $17.66 hourly
as of 2021
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Assisting and Caring for Others
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Pharmacy Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 5% by 2031
'Pharmacy Technicians' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Pharmacy Technicians' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Pharmacy Technicians' was $36,740, or $17.66 hourly
'Pharmacy Technicians' are paid 19.7% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as pharmacy technicians?
As of 2021 there were 436,630 people employed as Pharmacy Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.31% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 322 people are employed as Pharmacy Technicians.
Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.
SOC Code: 29-2052.00
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