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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

31-9095 Pharmacy Aides

Record drugs delivered to the pharmacy, store incoming merchandise, and inform the supervisor of stock needs. May operate cash register and accept prescriptions for filling.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
37,280 4.0 % $14.66 $30,490 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.76 $11.33 $13.39 $16.81 $22.35
Annual Wage (2) $20,300 $23,560 $27,850 $34,970 $46,500


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Health and Personal Care Stores 25,530 2.41 $13.39 $27,850
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 2,920 0.10 $12.87 $26,760
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,630 0.05 $17.47 $36,340
Outpatient Care Centers 1,460 0.15 $25.13 $52,280
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 1,140 0.29 $20.32 $42,250

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Health and Personal Care Stores 25,530 2.41 $13.39 $27,850
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 1,140 0.29 $20.32 $42,250
Outpatient Care Centers 1,460 0.15 $25.13 $52,280
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 2,920 0.10 $12.87 $26,760
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 380 0.10 $16.51 $34,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 1,460 0.15 $25.13 $52,280
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 1,140 0.29 $20.32 $42,250
Insurance Carriers 60 (7) $19.25 $40,040
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 80 (7) $18.49 $38,460
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 80 0.03 $18.20 $37,850


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,820 0.51 2.00 $17.67 $36,750
Texas 2,670 0.21 0.85 $13.87 $28,850
Tennessee 2,550 0.85 3.35 $12.73 $26,480
Pennsylvania 2,520 0.43 1.68 $12.54 $26,080
Florida 1,880 0.21 0.84 $14.52 $30,190




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 2,550 0.85 3.35 $12.73 $26,480
Louisiana 1,160 0.60 2.37 $11.84 $24,640
Kansas 840 0.60 2.38 $12.30 $25,580
California 8,820 0.51 2.00 $17.67 $36,750
Oklahoma 790 0.49 1.93 $12.32 $25,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 40 0.12 0.46 $23.36 $48,600
Colorado 170 0.06 0.25 $18.31 $38,080
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $17.69 $36,790
California 8,820 0.51 2.00 $17.67 $36,750
Utah 260 0.18 0.69 $16.97 $35,300





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,270 0.52 2.06 $17.97 $37,370
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,650 0.17 0.67 $14.34 $29,830
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,260 0.44 1.73 $12.96 $26,970
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,030 0.42 1.65 $22.32 $46,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 960 0.63 2.47 $15.91 $33,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 730 0.24 0.94 $17.73 $36,880
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 660 0.25 0.98 $16.38 $34,070
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 640 0.64 2.51 $13.21 $27,480
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 620 0.31 1.21 $16.30 $33,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 570 0.21 0.82 $14.49 $30,140




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 150 1.49 5.87 $14.48 $30,110
Clarksville, TN-KY 100 1.17 4.61 $11.58 $24,100
Yakima, WA 100 1.08 4.27 $14.61 $30,390
Modesto, CA 200 1.05 4.15 $14.34 $29,830
Cleveland, TN 50 1.04 4.10 $14.01 $29,150
Merced, CA 80 1.03 4.04 $14.54 $30,240
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 50 1.01 3.99 $15.26 $31,740
Monroe, LA 70 0.94 3.69 $10.34 $21,510
Chico, CA 70 0.91 3.59 $13.52 $28,110
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 150 0.88 3.46 $11.49 $23,900




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fresno, CA 120 0.31 1.21 $22.41 $46,610
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,030 0.42 1.65 $22.32 $46,430
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.49 $42,620
Salt Lake City, UT 110 0.15 0.60 $19.94 $41,480
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.77 $41,120
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 110 0.07 0.28 $19.10 $39,730
Stockton-Lodi, CA 200 0.79 3.11 $19.08 $39,680
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 370 0.33 1.29 $18.83 $39,170
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 130 0.68 2.66 $18.02 $37,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,270 0.52 2.06 $17.97 $37,370

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 280 0.71 2.79 $11.08 $23,050
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 270 2.11 8.30 $12.42 $25,820
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 130 1.19 4.70 $14.44 $30,030
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 0.64 2.53 $11.15 $23,190
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 0.59 2.33 $14.41 $29,960

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 270 2.11 8.30 $12.42 $25,820
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 130 1.19 4.70 $14.44 $30,030
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 0.92 3.64 $16.57 $34,470
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.91 3.60 $12.27 $25,520
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.85 3.37 $11.22 $23,340

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 0.92 3.64 $16.57 $34,470
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 1.19 $16.24 $33,780
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 1.93 $15.28 $31,780
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.86 $30,910
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 1.96 $14.74 $30,670


About May 2019 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020