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How will your pharmacy technician education stack up?

Here is some information to help you compare your pharmacy technician education with pharmacy technician education around the nation. There are 614 traditional pharmacy technician schools in the US.

Top Schools

The following schools that have pharmacy technician programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. The University of Montana - located in Missoula, Montana
  2. Madonna University - located in Livonia, Michigan
  3. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, Alaska

Student Demographics

In 2010, 19,027 students earned certificates in pharmacy technology in the US. Of these students, 17,002 graduated from certificate programs in pharmacy technician training and 2,025 graduated from undergraduate programs in pharmacy technician training.


Students can pursue education in pharmacy technician training at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Pharmacy Technician Training
  • Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Training

During the course of their pharmacy technician education, students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge:

  • Customer Service
  • Planning and Organization
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Human Relations
  • Record Keeping


The average tuition at pharmacy technician schools around the nation was $10,875 per year in 2010. The pharmacy technician schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. Penn Commercial Business/Technical School - located in Washington, Pennsylvania, students paid $20,000
  2. Everest College-Reseda - located in Reseda, California, students paid $0
  3. Keiser Career College-Greenacres - located in West Palm Beach, Florida, students paid $14,176

The pharmacy technician schools that charged students the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Monongalia County Technical Education Center - located in Morgantown, West Virginia, students paid $1,050
  2. Michigan Career and Technical Institute - located in Plainwell, Michigan, students paid $3,750
  3. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, Alaska, students paid $4,910

How will your pharmacy technician job compare?

Pharmacy technician is the profession of choice for a large number of pharmacy technician graduates. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 333,500 pharmacy technicians working in the US in 2010. The largest populations of pharmacy technicians are in the following states:

  1. California - 29,270 Pharmacy Technicians
  2. Texas - 27,860 Pharmacy Technicians
  3. Florida - 20,060 Pharmacy Technicians

Projected Growth

The number of pharmacy technicians is expected to grow the fastest in the following states:

  1. Georgia - 45%
  2. Idaho - 44%
  3. Utah - 42%


A pharmacy technician in the US earns $27,698 per year on average. However, factors such as education, location, or experience can cause the salary for a pharmacy technician to vary greatly. A pharmacy technician in the US can earn anywhere from less than $15,720 per year to more than $59,060 per year. On average, a pharmacy technician earns the most in the following states:

  1. Alaska - $39,210 per year
  2. Washington State - $37,290 per year
  3. California - $37,280 per year

On average, a pharmacy technician earns the least in the following states:

  1. West Virginia - $24,020 per year
  2. Arkansas - $24,190 per year
  3. Oklahoma - $24,380 per year

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pharmacy technician training?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Pharmacy Technicians 333,500 $29,330 25.0%
Pharmacy Aides 49,580 $22,830 6.4%