Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 5012$14.67/hr$12.18/hr$13.17/hr$14.59/hr$16.13/hr$18.21/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities190$13.44/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services50$17.10/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/A$12.74/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/A$13.64/hr2.1%
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/A$14.15/hr10.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/A$12.37/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$14.72/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$14.72/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A$11.91/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$12.14/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$14.47/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 30$11.99/hr0.0%
Northwest Minnesota 50$14.59/hr-10.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 140$14.13/hrN/A
Minnesota 240$13.90/hr2.2%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Pharmacy Technicians 8,120$18.15/hr10.2%
Gambling Cage Workers 240$14.05/hr-0.1%
Cashiers 69,350$12.14/hr-0.4%


  • 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-dated medications, and notify pharmacist when inventory levels are low.
  • Restock storage areas, replenishing items on shelves.
  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
  • Maintain and clean equipment, work areas, or shelves.
  • Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.