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Average Salary for a Pharmacy Technician in Iowa – IA

Iowa Pharmacy Tech Salaries

According to a 2009 study conducted by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a pharmacy tech in Iowa was $26,690, while the median hourly pay averaged out at $12.83.  Most pharmacy techs in Iowa start out at about $9.14 per hour, and carry a high potential of earning up to 17.71 per hour after they gain a few years of experience.


According to a 2009 study conducted by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a pharmacy tech in Iowa was $26,690, while the median hourly pay averaged out at $12.83.  Most pharmacy techs in Iowa start out at about $9.14 per hour, and carry a high potential of earning up to 17.71 per hour after they gain a few years of experience.

The average salary for a pharmacy tech in Iowa also has a high potential of increasing as the demand for pharmacy techs increases. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that pharmacy techs in Iowa will see a 25 percent increase in demand over the next twenty years, creating a stable career path for those interested in this rewarding field.

The increase in demand for people in the pharmaceutical industry is due in part to the large population of people in their forties, fifties and sixties, who will have an increased need for heart, cholesterol, diabetes, memory loss, urinary, and other medications.

The increase is also due to the potential increase in Iowa's obese population. According to a 2009 study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 63.6 of Iowa's adult population weighed in as overweight or obese. This number is expected to increase over the next 10–20 years.

Average Pharmacy Tech Salaries in Iowa


Iowa City Pharmacy Tech Salary
Ames, IA $25,200
Cedar Rapids, IA $30,600
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA $23,960
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA $28,630
Dubuque, IA $26,300
Iowa City, IA $28,990
Omaha-Council Bluffs NE-IA $26,670
Sioux City, IA $26,050
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA $29,590

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