Pharmacy technicians

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2019 Workforce
384k
Average Age
36.1
Estimated Job Growth
3.62%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$31,874
Average Male Salary
$35,767
Average Female Salary
$30,743

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Pharmacy technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Pharmacies & drug stores is the industry that employs the most Pharmacy technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Pharmacy technicians, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Pharmacy technicians are paid most in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Waukegan, Zion, Benton & Newport Townships PUMA, IL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$31,874
AVERAGE SALARY
± $942

In 2019, Pharmacy technicians earned an average of $31,874, $23,650 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Refuse & recyclable material collectors make somewhat more than Pharmacy technicians while Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Pharmacy technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.311
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Pharmacy technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.311, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Pharmacy technicians (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 technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

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

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Industries by Share

384k
2019 Workforce
± 15,185
1.22%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.55%

The number of people employed as Pharmacy technicians has been growing at a rate of 1.22%, from 378,881 people in 2018 to 383,504 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Pharmacy technicians employed by various industries. Pharmacies & drug stores employs the largest share of Pharmacy technicians at  68.2%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 17.6% and Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores with 3.08%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Pharmacy technicians in the US. The average age of male Pharmacy technicians in the workforce is 33.6 and of female Pharmacy technicians is 36.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Pharmacy technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

86.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,210
297k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 13,371

77.5% of Pharmacy technicians are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Pharmacy technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Pharmacy technicians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

57.6% of Pharmacy technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.2% of Pharmacy technicians, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Pharmacy technicians.

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Age by Gender

33.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.997
36.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.601

The median age of Pharmacy technicians is 36.1, and Male employees are generally 3.2 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Pharmacy Technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Pharmacy Technicians are expected to see a growth of 3.62% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

3.62%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Pharmacy Technicians. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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