The average hourly pay for a Pharmacist in Canada is C$45.65.
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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. In addition to filling prescriptions from medical doctors, pharmacists must also be able to decide what medication is appropr…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacist
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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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.
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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).
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