Average Salary for a Pharmacy Technician in Delaware – DE
Delaware Pharmacy Tech Salaries
According to a 2009 study conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a pharmacy technician in Delaware fell at $28,580 per year, while the salary for more experienced pharmacy techs rested at $51,270 per year. Pharmacy techs at the middle of the bell curve also earned an hourly pay rate of $13.74, while their more experienced counterparts earned $24.65 per hour.
While salaries at the middle of the bell curve may not undergo a significant jump, the demand for pharmacy techs in Delaware is expected to rise by at least 25 percent within the next 10–20 years. The steady expansion from the current 1,190 pharmacy technicians to a potential 1,500 pharmacy technicians partially owes itself to the rising senior population. As this population ages, they will create a boom in the pharmaceutical industry, which will contribute substantially to the rise.
The steady rise in adult and childhood obesity will also cause a dramatic increase in the amount of pharmaceuticals needed to treat diabetes and other obesity-related maladies. On a statewide scale, the rate of obesity is expected to balloon from its current 27.9 percent to an estimated 42 percent [tentatively], with children and women between the ages of 20–34 carrying the highest risk.
Average Pharmacy Tech salaries in Delaware
- Dover: $30,460
- Wilmington: $28,320
- Sussex County: $33,050