What is the average starting pharmacy technician salary?

The average starting pharmacy technician salary is approximately $19,000 per year. The amount of money that you make when you start out as a pharmacy technician will depend greatly on where you are located. It will also depend on whether you are certified by passing the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. If you are certified, some pharmacies will pay you a little bit higher salary starting out. Your starting salary will also depend on whether you are working for a national pharmacy chain or if you are at a local independent pharmacy.