Average Pharmacist Assistant Salary
$35,000 yearly
$17.19 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$21,000
10 %
$35,000
Median
$58,000
90 %
What Is The Average Pharmacist Assistant Salary?
The average pharmacist assistant salary is $35,750 per year, or $17.19 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $21,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $58,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Oregon, Alaska, California, Maryland, and Delaware provide the highest pharmacist assistant salaries.

Average Pharmacist Assistant Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where pharmacist assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Pharmacist Assistant average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$32,008
$15.39
Alaska
$40,944
$19.68
Arizona
$34,431
$16.55
Arkansas
$36,089
$17.35
California
$40,696
$19.57
Colorado
$31,685
$15.23
Connecticut
$34,025
$16.36
Delaware
$39,381
$18.93
District of Columbia
$39,833
$19.15
Florida
$37,772
$18.16
Georgia
$37,029
$17.80
Hawaii
$36,980
$17.78
Idaho
$30,863
$14.84
Illinois
$34,823
$16.74
Indiana
$35,922
$17.27
Iowa
$33,420
$16.07
Kansas
$32,118
$15.44
Kentucky
$35,162
$16.90
Louisiana
$33,125
$15.93
Maine
$28,993
$13.94
Maryland
$39,622
$19.05
Massachusetts
$31,285
$15.04
Michigan
$39,277
$18.88
Minnesota
$34,080
$16.38
Mississippi
$32,691
$15.72
Missouri
$33,144
$15.93
Montana
$30,726
$14.77
Nebraska
$32,733
$15.74
Nevada
$37,507
$18.03
New Hampshire
$30,449
$14.64
New Jersey
$34,999
$16.83
New Mexico
$36,839
$17.71
New York
$34,154
$16.42
North Carolina
$36,224
$17.42
North Dakota
$34,677
$16.67
Ohio
$36,814
$17.70
Oklahoma
$36,110
$17.36
Oregon
$42,404
$20.39
Pennsylvania
$37,127
$17.85
Rhode Island
$32,388
$15.57
South Carolina
$35,043
$16.85
South Dakota
$33,021
$15.88
Tennessee
$36,956
$17.77
Texas
$37,252
$17.91
Utah
$31,077
$14.94
Vermont
$30,084
$14.46
Virginia
$38,862
$18.68
Washington
$35,368
$17.00
West Virginia
$37,843
$18.19
Wisconsin
$35,469
$17.05
Wyoming
$29,882
$14.37

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Highest Paying Cities For Pharmacist Assistant

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Richmond, VA
$38,818
$18.66
Philadelphia, PA
$37,498
$18.03
Bellingham, WA
$36,101
$17.36
Madison, WI
$35,570
$17.10
Middletown, NJ
$35,329
$16.99
New York, NY
$34,631
$16.65

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Average Pharmacist Assistant Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $35,800
    $17.19
    +1.2%
    2020
    $35,300
    $16.97
    +3.4%
    2019
    $34,100
    $16.40
    +3.1%
    2018
    $33,000
    $15.89
    +5.1%
    2017
    $31,400
    $15.08
    +2.7%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Certified Pharmacist Technician

    Avg. salary: $35,134

    A certified pharmacist technician is responsible for assisting patients by providing medicines based on their needs or their physicians' prescriptions. Certified pharmacist technicians must be able to supply the correct medications, including the right dosage to patients. They must also have a broad understanding of the medical industry, providing medicinal information to patients and referring them to the right health professionals as needed. Certified pharmacist technicians also monitor medicine inventories, manage supplies, and create sales reports.
    105,496 Certified Pharmacist Technician Jobs
    Licensed Pharmacist Technician

    Avg. salary: $37,127

    A pharmacy technician is responsible for giving the right prescription medications to patients and customers. They are the one who reads, understands, and determines the accuracy and the credibility of the prescription drug. They measure the dosages that the patient needs and gives the correct label. Also, they answer different queries regarding the proper medication and consumption of drugs as well as making an inventory and record for the supply inside a pharmacy or a clinic.
    95,347 Licensed Pharmacist Technician Jobs
    Pharmacist Technician Trainee

    Avg. salary: $33,136

    A pharmacist technician trainee is responsible for supporting the staff on pharmacy operations, assisting patients on their medications, and providing other needs according to prescriptions. Pharmacist technician trainees maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the facility, including the adequacy of medicine storage and creating purchase requests. They also respond to patients' inquiries and concerns, as well as reiterating the instructions and dosage of medicines to take. A pharmacist technician trainee verifies order forms and processes payment accurately, escalating discrepancies to the supervisor immediately.
    86,620 Pharmacist Technician Trainee Jobs
    Pharmacist Clerk

    Avg. salary: $30,791

    A pharmacist clerk is responsible for performing clerical duties in the pharmacy setting, processing prescription orders, and accepting payments for the medications. Pharmacist clerks provide the best customer service by responding to the customers' inquiries and concerns regarding their medications, instructing them on the correct intake, including the dosage, time, and safe storage based on the physician's prescriptions. They also monitor inventories, create request reports, and updating stock information on the database. A pharmacist clerk must have excellent communication and organizational skills, analyzing customer information, as well as evaluating the daily sales transactions.
    78,407 Pharmacist Clerk Jobs
    Pharmacist Cashier/Technician

    Avg. salary: $25,202

    A pharmacy cashier/technician's role is to assist customers or physicians by answering inquiries and providing medications while under a pharmacist's supervision. Their responsibilities typically revolve around receiving and evaluating prescriptions for accuracy and authenticity, verifying customers' identity, filling and refilling prescriptions, managing medical histories, updating databases, and performing audits. One may also process payments, create labels, monitor the inventory of supplies, and perform clerical tasks such as producing sales and progress reports, answering calls, and even handling issues and concerns.
    83,684 Pharmacist Cashier/Technician Jobs
    Pharmacist Technician

    Avg. salary: $34,418

    Pharmacist technicians assist pharmacists in their daily activities. They receive prescription medicine order requests of customers, validate the prescription, prepare the medicines, properly label medicine bottles, and hand them off to customers. They also answer customer inquiries and attend to customer concerns. Pharmacist technicians also manage the pharmacy's inventory and ensure that all records are up to date. They are also authorized to create purchase requisition requests for medicines that are running low and need to be refilled, but these requests should still be authorized by a doctor.
    70,236 Pharmacist Technician Jobs

    Pharmacist Assistant Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a pharmacist assistant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Pharmacist Assistants The Most?

    To earn a high income as a pharmacist assistant, working for White Plains Hospital or St. Croix Regional Medical Center might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Cayuga Medical Center and UPMC report highly competitive wages for pharmacist assistants.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Pharmacist Assistant SalaryPharmacist Assistant Salary Range
    1White Plains Hospital
    4.4
    $39,231
    $33k
    $41k
    2St. Croix Regional Medical Center
    4.0
    $39,004
    $33k
    $41k
    3Cayuga Medical Center
    4.6
    $38,071
    $33k
    $41k
    4UPMC
    4.5
    $38,023
    $33k
    $41k
    5Northwell Health
    4.8
    $37,751
    $33k
    $41k
    6Samaritan Health Services
    4.3
    $37,650
    $33k
    $41k

    Recently Added Pharmacist Assistant Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Pharmacy Assistant E7
    Marquette, MI
    08/03/2021
    $36,022
    08/03/2021
    Guardian Pharmacy
    Pharmacy Assistant
    Pharmacy Assistant
    Phoenix, AZ
    07/30/2021
    $34,436
    07/30/2021
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Pharmacy Assistant-Hospital
    Pharmacy Assistant-Hospital
    Tukwila, WA
    07/06/2021
    $37,566
    07/06/2021
    Pharmacy Assistant E7
    Carson City, MI
    05/21/2021
    $36,022
    05/21/2021
    Pharmacy Assistant E7
    Carson City, MI
    05/21/2021
    $36,022
    05/21/2021
    A-Line Staffing Solutions
    Pharmacy Technician Pharmacy Assistant
    Pharmacy Technician Pharmacy Assistant
    Pittsburgh, PA
    05/12/2021
    $37,566
    05/12/2021
    A-Line Staffing Solutions
    Pharmacy Technician Pharmacy Assistant
    Pharmacy Technician Pharmacy Assistant
    Pittsburgh, PA
    05/12/2021
    $37,566
    05/12/2021
    Pharmacy Assistant E7
    Ypsilanti, MI
    03/22/2021
    $35,667
    03/22/2021
    Idaho Division of Human Resources
    Pharmacy Assistant, Senior
    Pharmacy Assistant, Senior
    Orofino, ID
    03/09/2021
    $28,175
    03/09/2021
    Meriter-Unitypoint Health
    Pharmacist's Assistant-Medication Histories FTE, Day/Pm Shift
    Pharmacist's Assistant-Medication Histories FTE, Day/Pm Shift
    Madison, WI
    03/03/2021
    $35,604
    03/03/2021

    Average Pharmacist Assistant Salary by Demographic

    Pharmacist Assistant Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $34,975
    female-income
    Female Income
    $33,603
    Median Pharmacist Assistant Income by Race
    White pharmacist assistants have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown pharmacist assistants have the lowest average salary at $33,593.
    $36,000
    $35,000
    $34,000
    $33,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$33,593
    White$34,625
    Black or African American$34,122
    Asian$34,526
    Hispanic or Latino$34,577
    Average Pharmacist Assistant Salary by Education Level
    Pharmacist assistants with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $40,394 annually. With a Masters degree, pharmacist assistants earn a median annual income of $39,709 compared to $36,981 for pharmacist assistants with an Bachelors degree.
    $42,000
    $40,000
    $38,000
    $36,000
    $34,000
    $32,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$33,603
    Master's Degree$39,709
    Bachelor's Degree$36,981
    Doctorate Degree$40,394
    Some College/ Associate Degree$34,275