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Pharmacy Technicians in Kentucky

Is Kentucky a good place for you to work as a Pharmacy Technician?

17.2% Jobs Projection
$28,310 Median Salary
850 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Pharmacy Technicians in Kentucky are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Pharmacy Technicians in Kentucky is growing faster than average.

  • Pharmacy Technicians in Kentucky earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Pharmacy Technicians Work in Kentucky?

In 2018, there were 8,470 Pharmacy Technicians working in the state.

There were 8,440 Pharmacy Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Pharmacy Technicians in KY Employment Trend

The typical state has 5,610 Pharmacy Technicians working in it, which means Kentucky has more Pharmacy Technicians than average.

Pharmacy Technicians in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Pharmacy Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 17.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.8%.

Job Projections for Pharmacy Technicians: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 850 annual job openings, and a total of 9,930 jobs for Kentucky Pharmacy Technicians in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 37,500 annual jobs and 450,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Pharmacy Technicians Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Pharmacy Technicians ranged from $20,400 to $39,730 with $28,310 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.81 to $19.1. The median hourly rate was $13.61.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $13.48 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.13.

The median salary in Kentucky is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Pharmacy Technicians Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky Metros for Pharmacy Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Pharmacy Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 3,490 $28,010
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 2,390 $29,870
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,190 $30,440
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 750 $26,900
Evansville, IN-KY 550 $29,620
Bowling Green, KY 310 $27,770
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 260 $30,590
Clarksville, TN-KY 250 $30,250
Owensboro, KY 210 $29,930

Top States for Pharmacy Technicians Employment

View the list below to see where most Pharmacy Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 37,630 $40,120
Texas 37,200 $33,740
Florida 30,080 $31,390
Illinois 21,490 $31,940
New York 19,320 $32,580
Pennsylvania 18,220 $28,710
Ohio 16,190 $29,310
Michigan 15,580 $31,430
North Carolina 13,680 $30,110
Georgia 12,450 $29,140
Tennessee 10,860 $30,510
Missouri 9,850 $30,100
Virginia 9,690 $30,940
New Jersey 9,570 $30,270
Indiana 9,360 $30,720
Arizona 9,310 $34,560
Massachusetts 8,910 $35,490
Kentucky 8,470 $28,310
Minnesota 8,370 $36,800
Wisconsin 8,050 $32,650

Below are the states where Pharmacy Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $42,410
Washington $42,390
Oregon $41,160
California $40,120
District of Columbia $39,930
North Dakota $39,520
Hawaii $38,390
Wyoming $37,360
Minnesota $36,800
Utah $36,730

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Occupation KY Employment Total
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Psychiatric Technicians 500
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 280
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 110
Dietetic Technicians 90


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