A Pharmacist earns an average wage of AU$31.88 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Patient Counseling and Hospital pharmacy. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$39,089 - AU$96,262
AU$39K
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MEDIAN: AU$65,668
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AU$24.40 - AU$40.56
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MEDIAN: AU$32.23
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AU$0AU$96K
Salary AU$39,089 - AU$96,262
Bonus AU$5.11 - AU$11,745
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$47,533 - AU$90,077
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 193
Hourly Data AU$0AU$70
Hourly Rate AU$24.40 - AU$40.56
Hourly Tips AU$0.99
Overtime AU$23.73 - AU$70.87
Annual Data AU$0AU$90K
Bonus AU$5.11 - AU$11,745
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$47,533 - AU$90,077
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 428

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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacist

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacist has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$63,000 based on 426 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$74,000 based on 171 salaries. An experienced Pharmacist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$80,000 based on 79 salaries. A Pharmacist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$76,000 based on 40 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$67,694

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Pharmacist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pharmacist?

Pharmacist in Brisbane:
"Profession."
Pros: Challenging, rewarding and promotes career growth.
Cons: Underpaid and sometimes taken for granted.

Pharmacist in Devonport:
"Hard But Sometimes Rewarding."
Pros: The way you can help people - and the way the people in the community respect and care for you.
Cons: When you get yelled at by the people your trying to help or get asked - "why do you need to know that" to which you feel like saying - "so I don't kill you" but have to say something more polite. Also when you have to say no to certain requests that seem reasonable but are actually illegal.

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Key Stats for Pharmacist

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Pharmacist Salaries

▲19%

▲13%

▲9%

National Average
AU$68,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Pharmacist Salaries

Patient Counseling
▲18%

Hospital pharmacy
▲13%

National Average
AU$68,000

Retail Pharmacy
▼1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼1%

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 89%
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