Average Salary for a Pharmacy Technician in Kentucky – KY
Kentucky 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 Kentucky was $26,690, while the median hourly pay averaged out at $12.83. Most pharmacy techs in Kentucky 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 study completed by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a pharmacy technician in Kentucky was $23,480, while the average median hourly pay was $11.29. Salaries in 2009 for pharmacy techs in the seventy-fifth percentile, on the other hand, elevated as high as $28,380 with an average hourly wage of $13.65. Though these salaries may seem low, they do not reflect the potential increase in pay over the next 10–20 years.
According to the study, he demand for pharmacy technicians in Kentucky will escalate by as much as 25 percent between 2011 and 2030. The increase in demand for pharmacy techs is partially due to Kentucky's ballooning obesity rate. It is reported that as much as 60 percent of Kentucky’s population is either obese or overweight. This rate is sure to escalate by 2030, and carries the risk of causing an increased need for diabetes, weight loss, heart, and blood pressure medications.
The massive baby boomer and elderly population of Kentucky will also cause an increased need for help around the pharmacy. As this population ages, there will be a steady and increasing need for medications of all sorts, which means that any aspiring tech can expect a bountiful and stable career.
Average Pharmacy Tech Salaries in Kentucky
- Bowling Green: $23,090
- Cincinnati-Middletown: $25,580
- Clarksville: $27,220
- Elizabethtown: $25,430
- Evansville: $24,850
- Huntington-Ashland: $23,640
- Lexington-Fayette: $23,550
- Louisville-Jefferson County: $26,480
- Owensboro: $21,650
- West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area: $24,570
- South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area: $23,110
- West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area: $23,780
- East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area: $25,580