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Pharmacy Assistant Salary (Canada)

The average wage for a Pharmacy Assistant is C$13.37 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Pharmacy Assistant Salary (?
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C$19,989 - C$48,301
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MEDIAN: C$30,301
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Pharmacy Assistant Salary (?
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C$10.38 - C$18.25
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MEDIAN: C$13.00
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National Salary Data

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C$0C$17KC$34KC$51K
Salary
C$19,989 - C$48,301  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$515  
Profit Sharing
C$0.00 - C$1,357  
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$21,623 - C$38,804  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$10C$20C$30
Hourly Rate
C$10.38 - C$18.25  
   
Overtime
C$0.00 - C$27.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$20KC$40KC$60K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$515  
   
Profit Sharing
C$0.00 - C$1,357  
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$21,623 - C$38,804  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 879
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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Burlington
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Calgary
up arrow 13%
Kitchener
up arrow 10%
Windsor
up arrow 10%
Hamilton
up arrow 7%
Abbotsford
up arrow 7%
Victoria
up arrow 2%
Surrey
up arrow 2%
Ottawa
0%
National Average
C$28,000
Mississauga
up arrow 4%
Toronto
up arrow 8%
Vancouver
up arrow 8%
Brampton
up arrow 8%
Halifax
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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

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
Experienced
up arrow 22%
National Average
C$28,000

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 4%
Long Term Care
up arrow 2%
National Average
C$28,000
Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 49%