AU$19.29
Avg. Hourly Rate
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A Pharmacy Assistant earns an average wage of AU$19.01 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Dispensary Technician is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$23,379 - AU$49,557
AU$23K
AU$35K
AU$50K
MEDIAN: AU$34,872
10%
50%
90%
AU$16.19 - AU$22.47
AU$16
AU$19
AU$22
MEDIAN: AU$19.29
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$49K
Salary AU$23,379 - AU$49,557
Bonus AU$12.50 - AU$6,000
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$33,269 - AU$47,416
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 69
Hourly Data AU$0AU$35
Hourly Rate AU$16.19 - AU$22.47
Hourly Tips AU$0.28
Overtime AU$15.13 - AU$35.77
Annual Data AU$0AU$47K
Bonus AU$12.50 - AU$6,000
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$33,269 - AU$47,416
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,628

Job Description for Pharmacy Assistant

Pharmacy assistants are responsible for assisting licensed pharmacists with various administrative duties within pharmacies. Generally, these assistants work hours which are commensurate with the hours of the pharmacy, which may include overnight or weekend shifts on occasion. Although they work with pharmacists, and other technicians and assistants, formal education is not generally required; however, those with training and prior experience within a pharmacy may be preferred by some employers. Prior customer service and clerical experience is highly beneficial, as well.

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Pharmacy Assistant Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacy Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacy Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$40,000 based on 513 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacy Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$42,000 based on 217 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$41,000 based on 280 salaries. A Pharmacy Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$42,000 based on 152 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$40,174

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

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Assistant

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

▲6%

▲4%

▲3%

National Average
AU$40,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Assistant Salaries


▲1%

National Average
AU$40,000

Retail Pharmacy
▼1%

Customer Service
▼1%

▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: %
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 96%