Pharmacy Technician Employment & Salary Trends, and Career Opportunities in New Hampshire

Pharmacy technician employment and salary trends, and career opportunities in New Hampshire


New Hampshire is home to 1,500 salaried pharmacy technicians. This means, less than one percent of the nation’s 334,400 salaried technicians live in The Granite State. The pharmacy technician population may be small here, but the state has seen ample increases employment and salary growth in this field. Besides employment and salary growth, aspiring pharmacy technicians choose New Hampshire for:

  • The opportunity to work at renowned facilities such as Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Concord Hospital, and Portsmouth Regional Hospital (all high performing and/or nationally ranked in multiple specialties)
  • Access to more than a dozen other outstanding hospitals
  • Access to dozens of competitive health care and pharmacy technician training programs

Employment and Salary Trends for New Hampshire Pharmacy Technicians

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics (, New Hampshire is home to 1,590 salaried pharmacy technicians, earning an average salary of $27,350 per year. In 2006, New Hampshire-based pharmacy technicians averaged $24,640, meaning, salaries have increased by $451 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 New Hampshire pharmacy technicians can expect a comfortable amount employment growth in the coming years. In 2006, the state was home to 1,120 pharmacy technicians. This means, the industry here added nearly 500 new jobs between 2006 and today. Overall, the pharmacy technician industry will experience a significant amount of growth between now and 2020. Employment is expected to grow by 32 percent, meaning the industry expects to add an impressive 108,300 new jobs.

Pharmacy Technician Career Opportunities in New Hampshire

Believe it or not, employment options for aspiring pharmacy technicians go beyond retail pharmacies and hospitals. Although these are the biggest employers of pharmacy technicians, some also work in the technology sector (computer systems design firms), scientific and technical consulting services, electronic shopping and mail-order houses, government departments (federal executive branch), outpatient care centers, retirement facilities, grocery stores, academic institutions, and even department stores.

While jobs are available in other settings, many beginning pharmacy technicians still choose to work at a chain pharmacy or hospital. Fortunately, New Hampshire is home to hundreds of chain pharmacies and many top-rated medial facilities. Some of the biggest (or most recognized) pharmacy chains in New Hampshire are:

  • CVS
  • Costco Pharmacy
  • Hannaford Food and Drug Pharmacy
  • Kmart Pharmacy
  • Rite Aid
  • Sam’s Club Pharmacy
  • Shaw’s Osco Pharmacy
  • Stop & Shop Pharmacy
  • Target Pharmacy
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart Pharmacy

Some of New Hampshire’s largest hospitals/systems include:

  • Catholic Medical Center
  • Concord Hospital
  • Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • HEALTHSOUTH Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Monadnock Community Hospital
  • New Hampshire Hospital
  • Portsmouth Regional Hospital
  • Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Schools Offering Pharmacy Technician Training Programs Include: