The average hourly pay for a Pharmacy Assistant in Australia is AU$19.88.
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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.…Read more
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$21.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Priceline and Terry White Pharmacy, earning around AU$20.56 and AU$20.37, respectively. Terry White pays the lowest at around AU$19.00. The Chemist Warehouse and Pharmasave also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$19.55 and AU$19.68, respectively.
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Skills in Retail Pharmacy, Cash Handling and Prescription Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service Metrics and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Assistant
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$18.74 based on 137 salaries. An early career Pharmacy Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$19.36 based on 722 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacy Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.28 based on 307 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.77 based on 221 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$21.
Pay Difference by Location
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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 Newcastle, New South Wales (1.5% more) and Gold Coast, Queensland (0.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (1.5% less), Brisbane, Queensland (0.6% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (0.3% less).
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