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Pharmacy Technicians (29-2052)

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 490 498 1.63 14 26 41
United States 420400 451900 0.0 12600 22600 38300
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 17.52 12.21 13.99 16.87 20.03 24.25
Alaska 22.32 16.54 18.95 22.11 25.12 29.15
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 21.67 16.30 18.15 21.41 24.84 28.51
Fairbanks North Star Borough 21.27 16.23 19.54 21.66 23.77 25.31
Balance of State 24.12 17.80 20.75 23.57 27.26 30.76

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.