A Dispensary Technician in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average wage of AU$20.40 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$18.30 - AU$24.18
AU$18
AU$20
AU$24
MEDIAN: AU$20.44
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data AU$0AU$45
Hourly Rate AU$18.30 - AU$24.18
Overtime AU$25.38
Annual Data AU$0AU$50K
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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AU$37,338 - AU$50,801
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 68

Job Description for Dispensary Technician

Dispensary technicians - also called pharmacy technicians - work in a pharmacy, a hospital, or another medical facility. Operating under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist, the dispensary technician is responsible for assisting the pharmacist in a number of tasks. These technicians receive prescriptions from customers; these may be written, via telephone, or through Internet-enabled systems. They then reviews the patient’s personal information, check for any potential allergies or conflicts with the prescribed medication, and use the patient’s insurance to determine the proper coverage and pricing. The dispensary technician then locates the appropriate medication and measures the proper quantity, as well as prepare the packaging and labels for the medication. Dispensary technicians often process the customer’s purchase and provide the medication to them upon receipt of payment.

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Dispensary Technician Tasks

  • Select, prepare and stock medications and supplies.
  • Collect patient information for prescription and billing.
  • Prepare dosage medications for dispensing into bottles and unit dose packaging.
  • Assist in preparing and dispensing medication under direct supervision of Pharmacist.

Dispensary Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Dispensary Technician

Pay by Experience for a Dispensary Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Dispensary Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$41,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dispensary Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Dispensary Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 26 salaries. A Dispensary Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 17 salaries.

Key Stats for Dispensary Technician

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Dispensary Technician Salaries

▲3%

▼0%

▼0%

National Average
AU$42,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%