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Average Pharmacy Assistant Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$20.47
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AU$293
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The average hourly pay for a Pharmacy Assistant in Australia is AU$20.47.
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A$16.56
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A$20.47
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A$24.18
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What Do Pharmacy Assistants Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacy Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Pharmacy Assistant are from the companies The Chemist Warehouse, Priceline and Amcal. Reported salaries are highest at Blooms The Chemist where the average pay is AU$23.38. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Terry White Pharmacy and Priceline, earning around AU$21.02 and AU$20.81, respectively. Pharmasave pays the lowest at around AU$20.00. The Chemist Warehouse and Amcal also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$20.16 and AU$20.28, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Pharmacy Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Pharmacy Assistant
Retail Pharmacy Manager
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What Are Popular Skills for Pharmacy Assistants?

Skills in Retail Pharmacy, Customer Service, Cash Handling, Prescription Administration and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Assistants?

An entry-level Pharmacy Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$19.30 based on 140 salaries. An early career Pharmacy Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$19.99 based on 670 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacy Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.83 based on 301 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.49 based on 246 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$22.
Employees with Pharmacy Assistant in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 2.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Gold Coast, Queensland (0.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Newcastle, New South Wales (1.2% less), Adelaide, South Australia (0.9% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,480 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.5%
Early Career
45.3%
Mid Career
20.3%
Experienced
16.6%
Late Career
8.3%

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