Pharmacy aides

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2019 Workforce
35k
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Average Age
35.2
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Average Salary
$37,306
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Average Male Salary
$53,393
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Average Female Salary
$31,877
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About

Pharmacy aides are most often employed by the Pharmacies & drug stores industry. The average yearly wage for Pharmacy aides was $37,306 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Pharmacy aides by wage are Construction laborers, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, and Bill & account collectors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Pharmacy aides are Tucson City (Northwest) PUMA, AZ. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Pharmacy aides are Tucson City (Northwest) PUMA, AZ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Pharmacy aides and on wages and locations for those in the field. Pharmacies & drug stores is the industry that employs the most Pharmacy aides, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Pharmacy aides, by average wage, is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals. Pharmacy aides are paid most in Tangipahoa & Washington Parishes PUMA, LA but are relatively concentrated in Tucson City (Northwest) PUMA, AZ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$37,306
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,451

In 2019, Pharmacy aides earned an average of $37,306, $18,218 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers make somewhat more than Pharmacy aides while Construction laborers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Pharmacy aides as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.422
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Pharmacy aides had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.422, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Pharmacy aides (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Pharmacy aides.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Pharmacy aides

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Pharmacy aides.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

35k
2019 Workforce
± 4,591
-6.16%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 19.5%

The number of people employed as Pharmacy aides has been declining at a rate of -6.16%, from 37,269 people in 2018 to 34,975 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Pharmacy aides employed by various industries. Pharmacies & drug stores employs the largest share of Pharmacy aides at  75.6%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 13% and General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters with 2.93%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Pharmacy aides in the US. The average age of male Pharmacy aides in the workforce is 36.7 and of female Pharmacy aides is 34.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Pharmacy aides is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

8.83k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,306
26.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,970

74.8% of Pharmacy aides are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Pharmacy aides.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Pharmacy aides
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

55.9% of Pharmacy aides are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14% of Pharmacy aides, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Pharmacy aides.

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Age by Gender

36.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.76
34.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.89

The median age of Pharmacy aides is 35.2, and Male employees are generally 2 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Pharmacy aides from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Pharmacy aides is Health but a relatively high number of Pharmacy aides hold a major in Health.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Pharmacy aides from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pharmacy aides need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Service Orientation, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Pharmacy aides need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Mathematics, and Management of Material Resources.

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