AU$67,960
Avg. Salary
AU$32.55
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Pharmacist is AU$32.55 per hour.

The average pay for a Pharmacist is AU$67,960 per year.

$25
10%
$33
50%
$41
90%
MEDIAN $33
$40k
10%
$68k
50%
$97k
90%
MEDIAN $67,960
AU$39,542 - AU$97,333
AU$40K
AU$68K
AU$97K
MEDIAN: AU$67,960
10%
50%
90%
AU$25.08 - AU$40.52
AU$25
AU$33
AU$41
MEDIAN: AU$32.55
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$97K
Salary AU$39,542 - AU$97,333
Bonus AU$199 - AU$7,750
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$49,328 - AU$89,919
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 354
Hourly Data AU$0AU$66
Hourly Rate AU$25.08 - AU$40.52
Hourly Tips AU$0.99
Overtime AU$29.61 - AU$66.15
Annual Data AU$0AU$89K
Bonus AU$199 - AU$7,750
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$49,328 - AU$89,919
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 829

Job Description for Pharmacist

Pharmacists work primarily for pharmacies and drugstores; however, hospitals and medical clinics may employ their own pharmacists to dispense drugs directly to patients. Pharmacists who work for hospitals must analyze both in-patient and out-patient medication, so close attention to detail is very important in this position to ensure the accuracy of filled prescriptions.

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Pharmacist Tasks

  • Analyze prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions.
  • Dispense and review prescriptions to ensure accuracy, and compliance with professional, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • May collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review and evaluate patient effectiveness.
  • Educate patient on medication use, storage and side effects.
  • Solicit information from patients regarding past and current medication to prevent drug interactions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacist

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacist has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$63,000 based on 417 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$74,000 based on 338 salaries. An experienced Pharmacist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$79,000 based on 165 salaries. A Pharmacist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$77,000 based on 34 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$68,714

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Pharmacist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pharmacist?

Pharmacist in Perth:
"Planning to work."
Pros: Working in Perth is exciting and much cheaper than elsewhere in Australia. The rent and the general cost of living in Australia is very cheap.
Cons: The distance to my home country is very far and it may cost me a lot of money to travel back.

Pharmacist in Banks:
"Wonderful beaches."
Pros: The beach is the best thing here.
Cons: The plane travel to get to work from Conder.

Pharmacist in Hobart:
"Good."
Pros: Busy environment, large number of customers so you help more people. Close to my home and located in a lovely area.
Cons: The salary will not increase with experience, minimal opportunity for professional development and that makes me worried about my future when I get older. Sometimes it gets hectic in the store, also I feel there is a big barrier between the staff, the pharmacist and the owners or the general manager.

Pharmacist in Brisbane:
"Profession."
Pros: Challenging, rewarding and promotes career growth.
Cons: Underpaid and sometimes taken for granted.

Pharmacist in Devonport:
"Hard But Sometimes Rewarding."
Pros: The way you can help people - and the way the people in the community respect and care for you.
Cons: When you get yelled at by the people your trying to help or get asked - "why do you need to know that" to which you feel like saying - "so I don't kill you" but have to say something more polite. Also when you have to say no to certain requests that seem reasonable but are actually illegal.

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Key Stats for Pharmacist

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Pharmacist Salaries

▲15%

▲11%

▲8%

National Average
AU$69,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Pharmacist Salaries



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National Average
AU$69,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 90%