As of 2015, the national average salary for pharmacy technicians is $32,369, according to Salary.com. The bottom 10 percent of pharmacy technicians earn $26,329, while the top 10 percent earn $38,996. The salary of a pharmacy technician depends on several factors that include location, education level, company size and experience.
Pharmacy technicians are responsible for working under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist to help dispense prescribed medications to customers or patients. These technicians must also store and receive supplies. Pharmacy technicians typically work in hospitals or retail pharmacies and perform clerical duties that relate to the department such as entering data or verifying stock to maintain inventory records.