A Pharmacy Assistant earns an average wage of C$14.49 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 Inventory Control and Compounding.

C$22,994 - C$50,589
C$23K
C$31K
C$51K
MEDIAN: C$30,639
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C$11.29 - C$19.61
C$11
C$14
C$20
MEDIAN: C$14.49
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$17KC$34KC$51K
Salary
C$22,994 - C$50,589  
   
Bonus
C$101.37 - C$3,007  
Profit Sharing
C$650  
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$23,483 - C$41,212  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$10C$20C$30
Hourly Rate
C$11.29 - C$19.61  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.13  
Overtime
C$14.68 - C$28.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$20KC$40KC$60K
Bonus
C$101.37 - C$3,007  
   
Profit Sharing
C$650  
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$23,483 - C$41,212  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,186

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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacy Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacy Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 776 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacy Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 321 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 229 salaries. A Pharmacy Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 79 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$30,229

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Pharmacy Assistant Reviews

Q: 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.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Assistant

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

▲31%

▲17%

▲11%

National Average
C$30,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

Inventory Control
▲21%

Compounding
▲20%


▲4%


Customer Service
▼0%

Prescription Administration
▼0%

National Average
C$30,000

Customer Relations
▼1%

Customer Service Metrics
▼4%

Long Term Care
▼11%

filling prescriptions
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 40%