A Pharmacist in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average wage of AU$31.17 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

AU$39,453 - AU$91,606
AU$39K
AU$61K
AU$92K
MEDIAN: AU$61,208
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50%
90%
AU$24.13 - AU$40.00
AU$24
AU$31
AU$40
MEDIAN: AU$30.61
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$91K
Salary AU$39,453 - AU$91,606
Bonus AU$400
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$46,327 - AU$86,060
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 59
Hourly Data AU$0AU$67
Hourly Rate AU$24.13 - AU$40.00
Hourly Tips AU$1.97
Overtime AU$29.44 - AU$67.07
Annual Data AU$0AU$86K
Bonus AU$400
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$46,327 - AU$86,060
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 141

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.

Pharmacist Job Listings

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$59,000 based on 51 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 18 salaries. An experienced Pharmacist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$77,000 based on 28 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$75,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Pharmacist

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Pharmacist Salaries

▲17%

▲14%

▲11%

National Average
AU$66,000

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 84%