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

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

Overview

Connecticut is home to more than 3,000 salaried pharmacy technicians. This means, nearly 1 percent of the nation’s 334,400 salaried technicians live in The Constitution State. Aspiring pharmacy technicians choose Connecticut for:

  • The opportunity to work at renowned facilities such as Yale-New Haven Hospital, Hartford Hospitals, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and Hospital of St. Raphael (all nationally ranked and/or high performing in multiple specialties)
  • Access to more than 35 other outstanding hospitals
  • Access to dozens of quality health care and pharmacy technician training programs

Employment and Salary Trends for Connecticut Pharmacy Technicians

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov), Connecticut is home to 3,390 salaried pharmacy technicians. They average $32,830 per year. In 2006, Connecticut-based pharmacy technicians averaged $29,550. This means salaries here have increased by $546 each year, since 2006. 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 Connecticut pharmacy technicians can expect some employment growth in the coming years. In 2006, the state was home to 3,140 pharmacy technicians. This means, the industry here added 250 new jobs between 2006 and today. While Connecticut added fewer jobs than most other states, it is still considered a growing industry, when other industries have either decreased their workforce or disappeared altogether.

Nationwide, 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 Connecticut

Most pharmacy technicians work under the direction of a supervising pharmacist at a large chain pharmacy such as CVS or Walgreens. While this is a great place to start, it’s not the only place. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities also exist in education, technology (computer systems design firms), management, scientific and technical consulting services, government departments, clinics, retirement and rehabilitation facilities, and hospitals and outpatient care centers.

The state of Connecticut is home to a wide variety of establishments in these areas, so be sure to discuss specific local options with your career counselor. Otherwise, some of the largest (or most recognized) pharmacy chains in Connecticut include:

  • A&P Super Foodmart Pharmacy
  • CVS
  • Kmart Pharmacy
  • Rite Aid
  • Stop & Shop Pharmacy
  • Target Pharmacy
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

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

  • Bridgeport Hospital
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  • Danbury Hospital
  • Hartford Hospitals
  • Hospital of St. Raphael
  • Middlesex Hospital
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • St. Francis hospital and Medical Center
  • Waterbury Hospital
  • Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital

Schools Offering Pharmacy Technician Training Programs Include:

Argosy University, Online Programs
Programs available:
  • Human Services (MS)
  • Pastoral Community Counseling (EdD)
  • Organizational Leadership (MS)
  • more...