The average wage for a Pharmacist is C$45.21 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

C$48,405 - C$117,451
C$48K
C$82K
C$120K
MEDIAN: C$81,642
10%
50%
90%
C$35.50 - C$53.72
C$36
C$45
C$54
MEDIAN: C$45.09
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$117K
Salary C$48,405 - C$117,451
Bonus C$774 - C$9,752
Profit Sharing C$1.03 - C$7,074
Commission C$8,250
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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C$63,934 - C$114,442
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 654
Hourly Data C$0C$77
Hourly Rate C$35.50 - C$53.72
Hourly Tips C$0.30
Overtime C$19.99 - C$77.95
Annual Data C$0C$114K
Bonus C$774 - C$9,752
Commission C$8,250
Profit Sharing C$1.03 - C$7,074
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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C$63,934 - C$114,442
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,705

Job Description for Pharmacist

Pharmacists work primarily for pharmacies and drugstores; however, hospitals and medical clinics may employ their own pharmacists to dispense drugs directly to patients. Pharmacists who work for hospitals must analyze both in-patient and out-patient medication, so close attention to detail is very important in this position to ensure the accuracy of filled prescriptions.

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Pharmacist Tasks

  • Analyze prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions.
  • Dispense and review prescriptions to ensure accuracy, and compliance with professional, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • May collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review and evaluate patient effectiveness.
  • Educate patient on medication use, storage and side effects.
  • Solicit information from patients regarding past and current medication to prevent drug interactions.

Pharmacist Pay By Employer

$0$141K

CVS / Pharmacy
173 profiles
$117,618

$115,271

$120,182

Walgreen Co.
56 profiles
$116,788

$127,753

$123,611

Rite Aid Corp
36 profiles
$126,151

$123,443

$122,194

Safeway, Inc.
15 profiles
$123,999

Common Career Paths for Pharmacist


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Pharmacist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacist

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacist has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$90,000 based on 808 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$97,000 based on 242 salaries. An experienced Pharmacist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$98,000 based on 184 salaries. A Pharmacist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$101,000 based on 121 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$92,593

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

Pharmacist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pharmacist?

Pharmacist in Timmins:
"All the pay of an MD, with none of the respect."
Pros: The pay, the patients.
Cons: MDs, nurses, socialized medicine.

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Key Stats for Pharmacist

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Pharmacist Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

▲5%

National Average
C$93,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Pharmacist Salaries


National Average
C$93,000

Patient Education
▼2%

Patient Counseling
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 27%