The median salary for a pharmacy technician is $12 per hour, according to PayScale. As of May 2014, the hourly mean wage for pharmacy technicians working in a general medical or surgical hospital is $17.22 per hour, as listed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The annual mean wage for hospital pharmacy technicians is $35,820, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The range of salary or a pharmacy technician varies depending on location. Washington, California, Alaska, Oregon and Hawaii are locations where pharmacy techs are paid the highest salary range, between $36,000 and $40,300 annually.
Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia are locations where pharmacy technicians are paid the least, with an average salary between $22,460 and $28,450 annually, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics.