These Are The 10 States With The Highest Pharmacist Technician Salaries For 2017

We used the most recent data to determine the states that pay pharmacist technicians the best.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings, Salaries - 3 months ago




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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do pharmacist technicians get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for pharmacist technicians by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for pharmacist technicians by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for pharmacist technicians after this adjustment? That would be Pharmacy Technicians.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Washington
  2. North Dakota
  3. Wyoming
  4. Utah
  5. Idaho
  6. Texas
  7. Minnesota
  8. Mississippi
  9. Kansas
  10. Nevada

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for pharmacist technicians from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $39760, so our index value would be:

$39,760 * (100 / 135.9) = $29,256

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for pharmacist technicians.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

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Detailed List Of Pharmacist Technician Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Washington $40,085 $42,170 105.2
2 North Dakota $38,742 $38,510 99.4
3 Wyoming $38,540 $35,380 91.8
4 Utah $37,741 $35,100 93.0
5 Idaho $36,601 $33,710 92.1
6 Texas $36,471 $33,080 90.7
7 Minnesota $35,178 $35,460 100.8
8 Mississippi $34,586 $29,710 85.9
9 Kansas $34,560 $31,070 89.9
10 Nevada $34,365 $35,500 103.3
11 Arizona $34,142 $33,460 98.0
12 Illinois $34,038 $32,200 94.6
13 Tennessee $33,769 $30,190 89.4
14 Montana $33,700 $33,970 100.8
15 Michigan $33,696 $29,990 89.0
16 Arkansas $33,685 $29,340 87.1
17 Colorado $33,545 $34,820 103.8
18 Oklahoma $33,497 $29,880 89.2
19 Indiana $33,363 $29,860 89.5
20 Nebraska $33,187 $30,400 91.6
21 New Mexico $33,067 $31,910 96.5
22 Iowa $33,043 $30,070 91.0
23 Oregon $32,863 $37,990 115.6
24 Missouri $32,544 $29,420 90.4
25 Wisconsin $32,221 $31,190 96.8
26 Louisiana $31,729 $30,080 94.8
27 Georgia $31,717 $28,990 91.4
28 Delaware $31,479 $31,920 101.4
29 North Carolina $31,341 $29,430 93.9
30 Florida $31,159 $30,630 98.3
31 Kentucky $30,806 $27,880 90.5
32 South Carolina $30,635 $30,390 99.2
33 Ohio $30,597 $28,700 93.8
34 Alabama $30,559 $27,870 91.2
35 South Dakota $30,327 $31,450 103.7
36 Alaska $30,205 $39,600 131.1
37 Virginia $29,583 $29,820 100.8
38 California $29,256 $39,760 135.9
39 Pennsylvania $28,934 $29,340 101.4
40 West Virginia $28,918 $27,010 93.4
41 Rhode Island $27,439 $33,120 120.7
42 Maine $27,328 $30,280 110.8
43 Connecticut $26,836 $34,270 127.7
44 New Hampshire $26,547 $31,060 117.0
45 Vermont $26,242 $31,780 121.1
46 New Jersey $26,136 $31,860 121.9
47 Maryland $25,832 $32,420 125.5
48 Massachusetts $25,344 $33,810 133.4
49 New York $24,603 $32,230 131.0
50 Hawaii $21,911 $36,790 167.9

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