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Pharmacy technician salaries are often dependent on experience, qualifications, work environment, geographic location and employer. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook 2015 Edition, the median* hourly wage of pharmacy technicians in May 2015 was $14.62 per hour, and the annual median pay was $30,410. According to BLS, the lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,950, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $45,030. In May 2015, the median annual wages for pharmacy technicians in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

   General medical and surgical hospitals; private $35,280
   Other general merchandise stores $29,750
   Department stores $29,220
   Grocery stores $28,730
   Pharmacies and drug stores $28,360

Most pharmacy technicians work full time, according to BLS. Pharmacies may be open at all hours. Therefore, pharmacy technicians may have to work nights or weekends.