Pharmacy Assistant Salary

Median pay for Pharmacy Assistants in the United States is around $12.19 per hour. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Most Pharmacy Assistants survey respondents are women (72 percent). For the most part, Pharmacy Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$20,400 - $78,500
$20K
$34K
$78K
MEDIAN: $33,500
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50%
90%

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$9.27 - $18.70
$9
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.19
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$0$78K
Salary $20,400 - $78,500
Bonus $200.00
Profit Sharing $250.00
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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$19,409 - $43,747
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 34
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.27 - $18.70
Hourly Tips $1.04
Overtime $11.84 - $27.37
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $200.00
Profit Sharing $250.00
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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$19,409 - $43,747
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 176

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Job Description for Pharmacy Assistant

Pharmacy assistants are responsible for assisting licensed pharmacists with various administrative duties within pharmacies. Generally, these assistants work hours which are commensurate with the hours of the pharmacy, which may include overnight or weekend shifts on occasion. Although they work with pharmacists, and other technicians and assistants, formal education is not generally required; however, those with training and prior experience within a pharmacy may be preferred by some employers. Prior customer service and clerical experience is highly beneficial, as well.

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Pharmacy Assistant Tasks

  • Receive, store and inventory pharmacy supplies within specified guidelines.
  • Performs clerical support; answers telephone inquiries, files, compiles and maintains prescription records and database.
  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
  • Assist pharmacists and technicians with customer service.

Common Career Paths for Pharmacy Assistant


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As Pharmacy Assistants make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Certified Pharmacy Technician position pays around the same amount as the Pharmacy Assistant job on average.

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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 $25,000 based on 162 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 $31,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 29 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 $35,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pharmacy Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pharmacy Assistant?

Pharmacy Assistant in Perth:
"Stressful."
Pros: The people and the indoor work. I like. Dispensing.
Cons:

Pharmacy Assistant in australia:
"The value of training, especially online training, confidence."
Gain lots of product knowledge and convey what you know as fact to the customer with confidence and, where possible, application and use of the product. Confidence also amongst co- workers and employers and those in higher positions,

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Assistant

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲36%

Late-Career
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲15%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

Retail Pharmacy
▲17%

National Average
$27,000

Customer Service
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 37%
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