Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 447,300 people employed as pharmacy technicians in the United States. The median annual salary is $36,740. Entry level employees earn approximately $28,740 per year and senior employees earn approximately $47,580 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.