If you are planning to pursue a career in the Pharmacy field, working as a Pharmacy technician then you must be wondering what wages will be paid to you. The earning of a technician depends on numerous factors, including certification, education, training program, location and professional working experience.
But, before proceeding further, it is necessary to know about pharmacy working professionals and their numerous job duties and responsibilities. These working personnel can be described as working individuals, who assist a licensed pharmacist in carrying out various pharmacy related works, such as serving the customers and patients, informing them about various effects and side effects of the drugs, help pharmacist in preparation of prescription, perform administrative duties, handle cash counter and execute numerous other works.
These technicians work in different types pharmacies, which are located in various hospitals, retail stores, drug stores, chain and super market pharmacies. The hospital technicians look after the medicine department of the hospital and supply medication to nurses, in-patients and out-patients, as per their requirements. The retail pharmacies cater to local population and patients, by offering them drugs as required by them.
The job duty hour of these technicians also varies from working place to work place, as few pharmacies are open for 24 hours, which needs odd hour working.
Pharmacy Technician Wages also depends on various factors including, certification, degrees, odd hour duties, location of the pharmacy, their education, qualification and experience, influx of the customers and the size of the pharmacy, as larger pharmacies can offer better wages.
The basic wages of a Pharmacy Technician is as follows:
• Fresher – $25,000 p.a.
• Medium Experienced – $30,000
• Experienced + 5 years – $40,000
• Wages prescribed by American Medical Association is $19,000.
The average per hour wages comes to $9 to $17 per hour.
The wages of the technicians may not look attractive but the job offers wider knowledge on medication field, further continue education, chance to become a pharmacist, who is handsomely paid and future career advancements.