AU$34,633
Avg. Salary
AU$19.63
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Pharmacy Assistant is AU$19.63 per hour.

The average pay for a Pharmacy Assistant is AU$34,633 per year.

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MEDIAN AU$34,633
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MEDIAN: AU$34,633
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Salary AU$18,972 - AU$49,557
Bonus AU$48.18 - AU$2,061
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$33,173 - AU$48,339
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 69
Hourly Data AU$0AU$35
Hourly Rate AU$16.19 - AU$23.01
Hourly Tips AU$0.28
Overtime AU$15.69 - AU$35.61
Annual Data AU$0AU$48K
Bonus AU$48.18 - AU$2,061
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$33,173 - AU$48,339
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,448

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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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$40,826

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Pharmacy Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pharmacy Assistant?

Pharmacy Assistant in Perth:
"Unfair treatment, unfairly paid for the amount of work I do."
Pros: Some staff have become good friends
Cons: everything

Pharmacy Assistant in Melbourne:
"Interesting."
Pros: The customers are mostly nice
Cons: Sometimes the customers are unkind

Pharmacy Assistant in Melbourne:
"Exhausting, soul destructive."
Pros: Dealing with nice people & customers sometimes.
Cons: Hectic, too much stock and endless boxes, long day of non stop moving

Pharmacy Assistant in Melbourne:
"Close proximity to home."
Pros: Pleasant area in which to work.
Cons: I enjoy working in Melbourne.

Pharmacy Assistant in Gold Coast:
"I learnt as I worked, and knowledge came through dedication."
Learn as much as possible, by knowing what products are on the shelf, and reading what products contain, how they work, contraindications with other medicines.Having the Pharmacy presented clean and bright, all products stacked in correct place, and prices marked clearly.Product knowledge is a must.Customers to be served as quickley as possible, and acknowledge them,( with a smile, and be with you soon,) if you are pre occupied with other's.

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

▲4%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
AU$41,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Assistant Salaries


National Average
AU$41,000

▼1%

▼2%

Retail Pharmacy
▼3%

Customer Service
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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