Pharmacy aides

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Total Workforce

40.8k

Average Age

35.7

Estimated Job Growth

-4.61%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$31,670

Average Male Salary

$38,417

Average Female Salary

$29,552

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Pharmacy aides and on wages and locations for those in the field. Pharmacies & drug stores is the industry that employs the most Pharmacy aides, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Pharmacy aides, by average wage, is Hospitals. Pharmacy aides are paid most in Tangipahoa & Washington Parishes PUMA, LA but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$31,670

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,370

In 2017, Pharmacy aides earned an average of $31,670, $20,395 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Health practitioner support technologists & technicians make somewhat more than Pharmacy aides while Office clerks, general make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Pharmacy aides as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.361

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Pharmacy aides had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.361, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Pharmacy aides (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Pharmacy aides.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Pharmacy aides

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Pharmacy aides.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Pharmacy aides, by number of employees, are Pharmacies & drug stores, Hospitals, and Grocery Stores.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Pharmacy aides, by average wage, are Hospitals, Insurance carriers & related activities, and Grocery Stores.

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Industries by Share

40.8k

2017 Workforce

± 4,959

2.83%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 16.8%

The number of people employed as Pharmacy aides has been growing at a rate of 2.83%, from 39,683 people in 2016 to 40,808 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Pharmacy aides employed by various industries. Pharmacies & drug stores employs the largest share of Pharmacy aides at  69.1%, followed by Hospitals with 14.1% and Grocery Stores with 4.16%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Pharmacy aides in the US. The average age of male Pharmacy aides in the workforce is 33.5 and of female Pharmacy aides is 36.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Pharmacy aides is White.

Gender Composition

9.75k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,424

31.1k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,326

76.1% of Pharmacy aides are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Pharmacy aides.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Pharmacy aides

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

66.5% of Pharmacy aides are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.3% of Pharmacy aides, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Pharmacy aides.

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Age by Gender

33.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.34

36.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.85

The median age of Pharmacy aides is 35.7, and Male employees are generally 2.82 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Pharmacy aides from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Pharmacy aides is Health but a relatively high number of Pharmacy aides hold a major in Health.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Pharmacy aides from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pharmacy aides need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Service Orientation, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Pharmacy aides need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Social Perceptiveness, and Management of Material Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Pharmacy aides from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Pharmacy aides are expected to see a growth of -4.61% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-4.61%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Pharmacy aides. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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