Pharmacy Technician Salary in Louisiana
Louisiana Pharmacy Tech Salaries
In 2009, the United States Bureau of Labor statistics determined that the average salary for a pharmacy technician in Louisiana weighed in at $27,500 per annum, with $13.22 as the median hourly pay. As time passes, a pharmacy tech at the median can expect his or her annual salary to rise to anywhere between $32,510 and $39,190 per year (based on 2009 BLS figures).
Based on the most recent employment demand figures, which state that pharmacy techs in Louisiana can expect a 25 percent in demand, there is a potential for the 2010-11 figures to increase at all levels of the bell curve. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2009 report also states that this 25 percent increase will build steadily over the course of the next 10–20 years. With these two figures combined, pharmacy techs in Louisiana can certainly expect both a stable and profitable career.
According to the Bureau, the increase in employment demand for pharmacy techs is due in part to the aging baby boomer population, who will have an increasing need for pharmaceutical products. The increased need for pharmaceutical products is also due in part to the growing obese and overweight population, who currently make up 64.9 percent of Louisiana's health demographic (Kaiser Family Foundation).
Average Pharmacy Tech Salaries in Louisiana
|Louisiana City||Pharmacy Tech Salary|
|Baton Rouge, LA||$25,930|
|Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA||$25,780|
|Lake Charles, LA||$25,070|
|New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA||$28,080|
|Shreveport-Bossier City, LA||$26,710|
|Hammond nonmetropolitan area, LA||$24,660|
|Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area, LA||$27,930|
|Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area, LA||$23,730|