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Considering a career as a Pharmacy Technician in New Jersey?

8.7% Jobs Projection
$30,270 Median Salary
910 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Pharmacy Technicians Work in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, there were 9,570 people working as Pharmacy Technicians in the year 2018.

There were 10,120 Pharmacy Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 550 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Pharmacy Technicians in NJ Employment Trend

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

Pharmacy Technicians in NJ vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Pharmacy Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 8.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.8%.

Job Projections for Pharmacy Technicians: Nation vs. NJ

New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 910 annual job openings, and a total of 11,080 jobs for New Jersey 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Pharmacy Technicians ranged from $21,480 to $48,740 with $30,270 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.33 to $23.43. The median hourly rate was $14.55.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $14.53 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.02.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Pharmacy Technicians Earnings: NJ vs. National Average

Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 20,190 $32,930
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8,830 $30,980
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 960 $25,990
Trenton, NJ 330 $26,510
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 330 $37,660
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 150 $28,840
Ocean City, NJ 50 $29,370

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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