Pharmacy Tech Wages in Washington Beat National Average

Posted Monday, Jul 9, 2012 by Allen B. Ury

Pharmacy TechnicianWages for pharmacy technicians in Washington State significantly outpace the national average, according to data from O*NetOnline, the employment database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Using figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Washington State Employment Security Department, the O*NetOnline review of pharmacy technician annual earnings reveals the following*:

Starting Salaries: For those just entering the pharmacy tech field (bottom 10 percent), the average starting salary in Washington State is $29,400 per year. This is 48 percent higher than the $19,800 annual average for entry-level pharmacy technicians nationally.

Median Salaries: The median salary for pharmacy technicians in Washington State is $38,800 per year. This is 30 percent higher than the national annual median salary of $28,400.

Top Salaries: In Washington State, the top 10 percent of pharmacy techs – those with the highest degree of training and experience – earn an average salary of $46,800. This is 15 percent above the average $40,700 earned by the top 10 percent of pharmacy technicians nationally.

Pharmacy Technician Training Available in Renton

Do you live in the Seattle metro area? Are you interested in pharmacy technician training? If so, you can get the education you need at Everest College in Renton. Everest’s career training program is designed to prepare you for entry-level positions in pharmacies in the state. Classes are “hands on,” so you learn by doing. Instructors are pharmacy industry professionals who can teach you the practical aspects of the job along with your traditional classroom materials. Perhaps best of all, you can complete Everest College’s Pharmacy Technician training program in Renton in as little as eight months. And you can get job-hunting help from the school’s Career Services professionals after you graduate.

To learn more about how to train for a Pharmacy Technician career, contact Everest College today.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

*Source: O*NET Online –

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