A Pharmacy Assistant earns an average wage of C$14.27 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Compounding and Inventory Control.

C$21,721 - C$49,735
(Median)
C$22K
C$29K
C$50K
MEDIAN: C$29,047
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C$11.15 - C$19.54
(Median)
C$11
C$14
C$20
MEDIAN: C$14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$17KC$34KC$51K
Salary
C$21,721 - C$49,735  
   
Bonus
C$99.33 - C$3,020  
Profit Sharing
C$775  
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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C$23,165 - C$40,966  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$11C$22C$33
Hourly Rate
C$11.15 - C$19.54  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.07  
Overtime
C$16.00 - C$31.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$22KC$44KC$66K
Bonus
C$99.33 - C$3,020  
   
Profit Sharing
C$775  
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).
)
C$23,165 - C$40,966  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,198
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$29,718

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Pharmacy Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as a Pharmacy Assistant?

Pharmacy Assistant in Kingston:
Pros: I enjoy preparing prescriptions and giving excellent customer service. I believe what I do is important and it makes me feel good.
Cons: I don't feel as I am paid what I'm worth to the company. The responsibilities of the pharmacy should be shared.

Pharmacy Assistant in Toronto:
Pros: I learned more about communicating with people giving me more confidence.
Cons: Stressful, specially with people who is in a bad mood.

Pharmacy Assistant in Victoria:
"Stress level"
Pros: That I have a lot of different responsibilities, it's very fast paced, so a shift goes by fast, I receive decent pay and flexible hours.

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Experience Affects Pharmacy Assistant Salaries




National Average
C$30,000


Skills That Affect Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

Compounding
up arrow 24%

Inventory Control
up arrow 17%

Order Inventory
up arrow 4%

Data Entry
up arrow 4%

Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

Customer Relations
0%

National Average
C$30,000

Long Term Care
up arrow 9%

filling prescriptions
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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