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13.9% Jobs Projection
$30,100 Median Salary
1,000 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Pharmacy Technicians Work in Missouri?

9,850 people worked as Pharmacy Technicians in 2018 in this state.

There were 10,910 Pharmacy Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,060 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Pharmacy Technicians in MO Employment Trend

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

Pharmacy Technicians in MO vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Missouri

Jobs for Pharmacy Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 13.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.8%.

Job Projections for Pharmacy Technicians: Nation vs. MO

Missouri Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,000 annual job openings, and a total of 11,860 jobs for Missouri 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 Missouri?

In 2018 wages for Pharmacy Technicians ranged from $21,420 to $44,600 with $30,100 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.3 to $21.44. The median hourly rate was $14.47.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $14.11 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.36.

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

Pharmacy Technicians Earnings: MO vs. National Average

Top Missouri 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
St. Louis, MO-IL 4,730 $32,280
Kansas City, MO-KS 3,170 $31,450
Springfield, MO 920 $29,750
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 640 $29,310
Columbia, MO 340 $26,920
Joplin, MO 250 $29,930
St. Joseph, MO-KS 170 $30,870
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 160 $26,360

Top States for Pharmacy Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states 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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