Pharmacy Technician Salary in Louisiana | Pharmacy Tech Salaries

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 CityPharmacy Tech Salary
Alexandria, LA$28,040
Baton Rouge, LA$25,930
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA$25,780
Lafayette, LA$24,620
Lake Charles, LA$25,070
Monroe, LA$24,560
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

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