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

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


Oklahoma is home to more than 4,500 salaried pharmacy technicians. This means, more than 1.3 percent of the nation’s 334,400 salaried technicians reside in The Sooner State State. Aspiring pharmacy technicians choose Oklahoma for:

  • The opportunity to work at renowned facilities such as OU Medical Center, Baptist Medical Center, and St. John’s Medical Center (all nationally ranked and/or high performing in multiple specialties)
  • Access to more than 100 other outstanding hospitals and one of the nation’s largest collections of medical centers
  • Access to hundreds of nationally ranked health care and pharmacy technician training programs
  • Employment and salary growth: Employment and salary growth have been on the rise since 2006

Employment and Salary Trends for Oklahoma Pharmacy Technicians

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics (, Oklahoma is home to 4,750 salaried pharmacy technicians, averaging around $25,660 per year. In 2006, they averaged $22,890. This means salaries have increased by a comfortable $461 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 Oklahoma pharmacy technicians can expect a good amount ofemployment growth in the coming years. In 2006, the state was home to 3,680 pharmacy technicians, so the industry here added 1,070 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 a dramatic 32 percent.

Pharmacy Technician Career Opportunities in Oklahoma

Large chain pharmacies and hospitals dominate the scene in Oklahoma, but there are still other options for aspiring pharmacy technicians here. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacy technicians can find employment at computer systems design firms, scientific and technical consulting services, government departments, hospitals and outpatient care centers, clinics, grocery stores, electronic shopping and mail-order houses, schools, and even department stores.

While the state of Oklahoma is home to many alternative options, the state is still packed chain pharmacies and medical facilities. Some of the biggest (or most recognized) pharmacy chains in Oklahoma include:

  • CVS
  • Homeland Pharmacy
  • Hometown Market Pharmacy
  • Kmart
  • Medicine Cabinet
  • Ralph’s Drug
  • Sam’s Club Pharmacy
  • Target
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

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

  • Baptist Medical Center
  • Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony
  • Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center
  • OU Medical Center
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • St. John Medical Center

Schools Offering Pharmacy Technician Training Programs Include: