Average Pharmacist Hourly Pay in Canada

C$45.65
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
C$2,970
Bonus
C$3,200
Commission
C$1,965
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The average hourly pay for a Pharmacist in Canada is C$45.65.
10%
CA$37.27
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CA$45.65
90%
CA$54.44
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Hourly Rate
C$37 - C$54
Bonus
C$969 - C$9,650
Profit Sharing
C$206 - C$29,087
Commission
C$1,000 - C$8,250
Total Pay
C$71,780 - C$115,535

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Job Satisfaction for Pharmacist

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The top respondents for the job title Pharmacist are from the companies Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., Shoppers and Rexall. Reported salaries are highest at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc where the average pay is C$49.53. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Familiprix and Rexall Drugs, earning around C$47.25 and C$46.91, respectively. Pharmasave pays the lowest at around C$42.00. Shoppers and Rexall also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$42.09 and C$43.28, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Pharmacist

Skills in Retail Pharmacy, Patient Counseling, Pharmacotherapy and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Hospital Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacist

An entry-level Pharmacist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$43.17 based on 227 salaries. An early career Pharmacist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$44.66 based on 847 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$47.23 based on 256 salaries. An experienced Pharmacist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$48.46 based on 221 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$50.
Employees with Pharmacist in their job title in Montréal, Québec earn an average of 16.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Ottawa, Ontario (6.1% more) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia (12.1% less), Toronto, Ontario (10.3% less) and Edmonton, Alberta (0.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,752 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.0%
Early Career
48.3%
Mid Career
14.6%
Experienced
12.6%
Late Career
11.5%