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Occupational Employment Statistics


31-9095 Pharmacy Aides

Record drugs delivered to the pharmacy, store incoming merchandise, and inform the supervisor of stock needs. May operate cash register and accept prescriptions for filling.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 508$17.55/hr$14.09/hr$15.59/hr$15.88/hr$19.95/hr$24.22/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities490$16.58/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services100$24.89/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$15.24/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20$15.43/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$15.65/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$15.24/hr-14.3%
Southwest Minnesota 40$13.83/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 40$15.60/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$14.28/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 40$16.58/hr-7.4%
Northwest Minnesota 50$15.88/hr-6.9%
Southeast Minnesota 60$14.89/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 400$22.36/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 430$20.76/hrN/A
Minnesota 610$16.58/hr-15.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Pharmacy Technicians 7,880$21.95/hr1.7%
Gambling Cage Workers 390$18.21/hrN/A
Cashiers 57,760$14.41/hr-9.3%

  • Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.
  • Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.
  • Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.
  • Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.
  • Unpack, sort, count, and label incoming merchandise, including items requiring special handling or refrigeration.
  • Receive, store, and inventory pharmaceutical supplies or medications, check for out-of-date medications, and notify pharmacist when inventory levels are low.
  • Perform clerical tasks, such as filing, compiling and maintaining prescription records, or composing letters.
  • Process medical insurance claims, posting bill amounts and calculating copayments.
  • Restock storage areas, replenishing items on shelves.
  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.