A Pharmacist in Halifax, Nova Scotia earns an average wage of C$42.06 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$43,200 - C$92,291
C$43K
C$78K
C$92K
MEDIAN: C$78,073
10%
50%
90%
C$31.68 - C$48.21
C$32
C$40
C$48
MEDIAN: C$39.92
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$96K
Salary C$43,200 - C$92,291
Bonus C$5,800
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$51,064 - C$96,822
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data C$0C$48
Hourly Rate C$31.68 - C$48.21
Annual Data C$0C$96K
Bonus C$5,800
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$51,064 - C$96,822
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

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.

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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$82,000 based on 10 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$91,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Pharmacist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$89,000 based on 6 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$89,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Pharmacist

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Pharmacist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲10%

Late-Career
▲10%

Entry-Level
▲1%

National Average
C$81,000

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 5%