Pharmacy Clerk Salary

The average rate for a Pharmacy Clerk is $9.89 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$7.81 - $13.90
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$7.81 - $13.90  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $311.72  
   
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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$16,389 - $29,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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Job Description for Pharmacy Clerk

Pharmacy clerks, sometimes referred to as "pharmacy aides," work directly with pharmacists and similar technicians. These clerks generally work in indoor environments during traditional business hours - though this may depend on their organizations' hours - and little to no travel is required for the position.

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Pharmacy Clerk Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Pharmacy Clerk


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Pharmacy Clerk Reviews

What is it like working as a Pharmacy Clerk?

Pharmacy Clerk in Paradise:
"High Customer demands and fast paced."
Pros: I work with outstanding people whom take great pride in their work. We strive to meet all expectations of our patients needs and maintain a professional and caring attitude with smiles even though most customers are complaining about something. My coworkers are very motivated and encouraging.
Cons: I am disappointed with the extremely low pay and lack of benefits until you have given the company at least 2years of your life. We are placed in highly competitive and stressful environment with high expectations to increase sales and customer satisfaction and retention. In order to maintain the work flow breaks are not possible. At the end of the day you are exhausted and really can't see much in the way of a paycheck towards the fruits of your labor. Therefore the life/ work balance is greatly reduced to only to work. It's time for a serious reevaluation for companies to increase their employees wages to reflect the hard work and dedication which in turn shows true appreciation for services rendered. We are pushing ourselves and our lifesource in exchange for small paychecks and the experience is heartbreaking.

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Experience Affects Pharmacy Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Clerk Salaries

National Average
$21,000

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Cash Handling
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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