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

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

Overview

Kansas is home to more than 3,500 salaried pharmacy technicians. This means, around one percent of the nation’s 334,400 salaried technicians reside in The Sunflower State. Aspiring pharmacy technicians choose Kansas for:

  • The opportunity to work at renowned facilities such as University of Kansas Hospital, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, and Hays Medical Center (all nationally ranked and/or high performing in multiple specialties)
  • Access to more than 60 other top-rated hospitals
  • Access to dozens of nationally ranked health care and pharmacy technician training programs
  • Employment and Salary: Employment and salaries have been on the rise since 2006

Employment and Salary Trends for Kansas Pharmacy Technicians

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov), Kansas is home to 3,640 salaried pharmacy technicians, averaging around $27,980 per year. In 2006, they averaged $25,100. This means, salaries have increased by $480 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 Kansas pharmacy technicians can expect a good amount ofemployment growth in the coming years. In 2006, the state was home to 2,170 pharmacy technicians, so the industry here added a promising 1,470 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 Kansas

Although the top employers for pharmacy technicians are chain pharmacies, the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists several other attractive options. They include computer systems design firms, scientific and technical consulting services, government departments, hospitals and outpatient care centers, clinics, independent pharmacies, grocery stores, department stores, electronic shopping and mail-order houses, and academic institutions.

The state of Kansas is home to many organizations and businesses in these areas, but large pharmacies still dominate the scene here. Some of the most recognized pharmacies in Kansas include:

  • Dillons Pharmacy
  • Homeland Pharmacy
  • The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Gessler Pharmacy
  • Hy-Vee Pharmacy
  • Kmart Pharmacy
  • Price Chopper Pharmacy
  • Sam’s Club Pharmacy
  • Target
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

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

  • University of Kansas Hospital
  • Via Christi Regional Medical Center
  • Hays Medical Center
  • Menorah Medical Center
  • St. Luke’s South Hospital

Schools Offering Pharmacy Technician Training Programs Include:

Wichita Technical Institute
Locations:
  • Joplin, MO
  • Wichita, KS
Programs available:
  • Pharmacy Technician
Argosy University, Online Programs
Programs available:
  • Human Services (MS)
  • Pastoral Community Counseling (EdD)
  • Organizational Leadership (MS)
  • more...