The average rate for a Pharmacy Assistant in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$18.79 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

AU$27,469 - AU$48,132
AU$34K
MEDIAN: AU$34,200
50%
AU$16.34 - AU$21.33
AU$16
AU$19
AU$21
MEDIAN: AU$18.94
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$48K
Salary AU$34,200
Bonus AU$75.00
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$33,865 - AU$45,949
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 8
Hourly Data AU$0AU$36
Hourly Rate AU$16.34 - AU$21.33
Hourly Tips AU$0.31
Overtime AU$18.74 - AU$36.41
Annual Data AU$0AU$45K
Bonus AU$75.00
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$33,865 - AU$45,949
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 225

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$38,000 based on 155 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$40,000 based on 71 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$42,000 based on 11 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 20 salaries.

Pharmacy Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Melbourne?

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

Key Stats for Pharmacy Assistant

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

▲6%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
AU$40,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Assistant Salaries


Retail Pharmacy
▼0%

National Average
AU$40,000

Customer Service Metrics
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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