Pharmacy Technician Employment & Salary Trends, and Career Opportunities in Nebraska

Pharmacy technician employment and salary trends, and career opportunities in Nebraska


Nebraska is home to more than 2,000 salaried pharmacy technicians. This means, less than one percent of the nation’s 334,400 salaried technicians live in The Cornhusker State. Two thousand is still an impressive number considering Nebraska’s smaller population, so the state is definitely a contender when it comes to jobs in this industry. Aspiring pharmacy technicians choose Nebraska for:

  • The opportunity to work at renowned facilities such as Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Nebraska Ortopaedic Hospital, and Nebraska Medical Center (all nationally ranked and/or high-performing in multiple specialties)
  • Access to more than 35 other top rated hospitals and dozens of other quality medical facilities
  • Access to dozens of quality health care and pharmacy technician training programs

Employment and Salary Trends for Nebraska Pharmacy Technicians

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics (, Nebraska is home to 2,230 salaried pharmacy technicians. They average $27,220 per year. In 2006, Nebraska-based pharmacy technicians averaged $25,030. This means salaries here have increased by $365 each year, between 2006 and today. Across the nation, pharmacy technicians average around $28,400 per year, with the top ten percent averaging $41,880 and the bottom ten percent earning $20,310 per year.

In addition to salary growth, aspiring Nebraska pharmacy technicians can expect can some employment growth in the coming years. In 2006, the state was home to 1,980 pharmacy technicians. This means, the industry here added 250 new jobs between 2006 and today. Overall, the pharmacy technician industry will experience a significant amount of employment growth between now and 2020. The industry expects to add 108,300 new jobs, so employment is expected to grow by an impressive 32 percent.

Pharmacy Technician Career Opportunities in Nebraska

The U.S. is home to thousands of large chain pharmacies from Walgreens to Rite Aid to CVS. While pharmacies such as these are the largest employers of pharmacy technicians, they are not the only ones. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacy technicians may also work in technology (computer systems design firms), management, scientific and technical consulting services, government departments, hospitals and outpatient care centers, clinics, retirement and rehabilitation facilities, grocery stores, electronic shopping, mail-order houses, department stores, and in schools. 

The state of Nebraska is home to a wide variety of companies, organizations, and schools that hire pharmacy technicians, but if you’re interested in starting at a large chain pharmacy, some of the largest (or most recognized) in the state include:

  • Alegent Health Pharmacy
  • Baker’s Supermarket Pharmacy
  • Hy-Vee Drugstore
  • Kmart
  • Kohll’s Pharmacy
  • Kubat Pharmacy
  • No Frills Pharmacy Express
  • No Frills Quality Care Pharmacy
  • Sam’s Club Pharmacy
  • ShopKo Pharmacy
  • Target Pharmacy
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

Some of Nebraska’s largest hospitals/hospital systems include:

  • Alegent Health System
  • Children's Hospital and Medical Center
  • Fremont Area Medical Center
  • Methodist Hospital
  • Nebraska Medical Center
  • Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital
  • St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center

Schools Offering Pharmacy Technician Training Programs Include: