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Pharmacy Technicians in Tennessee

Considering a career as a Pharmacy Technician in Tennessee?

11.9% Jobs Projection
$30,510 Median Salary
1,170 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Pharmacy Technicians Work in Tennessee?

In 2018, there were 10,860 Pharmacy Technicians working in the state.

There were 11,510 Pharmacy Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 650 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Pharmacy Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 11.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.8%.


Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,170 annual Pharmacy Technicians job openings in Tennessee, and 14,080 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Pharmacy Technicians Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Pharmacy Technicians ranged from $21,840 to $45,850 with $30,510 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.5 to $22.05. The median hourly rate was $14.67.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $14.37 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.30.

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


Top Tennessee 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
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 3,580 $30,240
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 2,360 $33,750
Knoxville, TN 1,410 $28,450
Chattanooga, TN-GA 790 $31,060
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 580 $28,060
Johnson City, TN 320 $30,940
Clarksville, TN-KY 250 $30,250
Jackson, TN 190 $30,500
Cleveland, TN 170 $28,410
Morristown, TN 150 $27,390

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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