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Pharmacy Technicians in Rhode Island

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

11.7% Jobs Projection
$36,660 Median Salary
140 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Pharmacy Technicians Work in Rhode Island?

There were approximately 1,800 workers employed as Pharmacy Technicians in this state in 2018.

There were 1,460 Pharmacy Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 340 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 5,610 Pharmacy Technicians working in it, which means Rhode Island has fewer Pharmacy Technicians than average.


Job Projections for Rhode Island

Jobs for Pharmacy Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 11.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.8%.


Rhode Island Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 140 annual job openings, and 1,720 total jobs in 2026 for Pharmacy Technicians in this state.

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

What do Pharmacy Technicians Make in Rhode Island?

In 2018 wages for Pharmacy Technicians ranged from $26,370 to $49,820 with $36,660 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.68 to $23.95. The median hourly rate was $17.62.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $16.48 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.14.

The median salary in Rhode Island is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Rhode Island 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
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 2,090 $36,360
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 380 $32,080

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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