C$43.97
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

C$2,053

Profit Sharing

C$4,000

Commission

C$2,750

The average wage for an Entry-Level Pharmacist is C$44.05 per hour.

C$47,070 - C$104,643
C$47K
C$81K
C$100K
MEDIAN: C$80,535
10%
50%
90%
C$34.65 - C$51.63
C$35
C$44
C$52
MEDIAN: C$43.97
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$108K
Salary C$47,070 - C$104,643
Bonus C$208 - C$7,919
Profit Sharing C$4,000
Commission C$2,750
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$61,966 - C$108,524
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 418
Hourly Data C$0C$78
Hourly Rate C$34.65 - C$51.63
Hourly Tips C$0.50
Overtime C$20.51 - C$78.04
Annual Data C$0C$108K
Bonus C$208 - C$7,919
Commission C$2,750
Profit Sharing C$4,000
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).
)
C$61,966 - C$108,524
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,110

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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Pharmacist Advice

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

Pharmacist in Burlington:
"Government involvement."
Do not stay loyal to any one employee, those days are gone.

Pharmacist in Edmonton:
Work on clinical skills, focus on moving our profession away from dispensing.

Key Stats for Pharmacist

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
12%

Skills That Affect Pharmacist Salaries


National Average
C$90,000

Patient Counseling
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 30%