An Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician earns an average wage of AU$20.52 per hour.

AU$32,944 - AU$61,402
AU$33K
AU$52K
AU$61K
MEDIAN: AU$51,619
10%
50%
90%
AU$18.12 - AU$27.09
AU$18
AU$20
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$20.47
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$61K
Salary AU$32,944 - AU$61,402
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$37,840 - AU$59,857
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data AU$0AU$43
Hourly Rate AU$18.12 - AU$27.09
Overtime AU$18.40 - AU$43.63
Annual Data AU$0AU$59K
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$37,840 - AU$59,857
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 101

Job Description for Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians work primarily for independent pharmacies or pharmaceutical departments of drug stores, such as CVS or Walgreens, and may also work at hospitals or clinics which dispense medication directly to patients.

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Pharmacy Technician Tasks

  • Select, prepare and stock medications and supplies.
  • Collect patient information for prescription and billing.
  • Prepare dosage medications for dispensing into bottles and unit dose packaging.
  • Assist in preparing and dispensing medication under direct supervision of Pharmacist.

Pharmacy Technician Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$44,386

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

Pharmacy Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Pharmacy Technician in Perth:
"Exciting career."
Great choice and exciting career. Focusing in customers/patients/ health professionals. Checking stock level. Wards visiting. Dispensing medications. Profiling and saving patients's information. Continuing education.

Pharmacy Technician in Gold Coast:
"Wages."
The work is wonderful and rewarding in how much you learn but the wages are very low for the amount of work that is expected.

Key Stats for Pharmacy Technician

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
84%
5-9 years
9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 85%