Pharmacy Technicians in Kentucky
Is Kentucky a good place for you to work as a Pharmacy Technician?
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.
The typical state has 5,610 Pharmacy Technicians working in it, which means Kentucky has more Pharmacy Technicians than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN||2,390||$29,870|
|Bowling Green, KY||310||$27,770|
|Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY||260||$30,590|
Top States for Pharmacy Technicians Employment
View the list below to see where most Pharmacy Technicians work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Pharmacy Technicians get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$39,930|
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|Occupation||KY Employment Total|
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- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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