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

C$45,514 - C$104,781
C$46K
C$80K
C$100K
MEDIAN: C$79,815
10%
50%
90%
C$34.67 - C$51.61
C$35
C$44
C$52
MEDIAN: C$43.86
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$108K
Salary C$45,514 - C$104,781
Bonus C$504 - C$8,109
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).
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C$61,567 - C$108,666
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 475
Hourly Data C$0C$78
Hourly Rate C$34.67 - C$51.61
Hourly Tips C$0.40
Overtime C$20.51 - C$78.06
Annual Data C$0C$108K
Bonus C$504 - C$8,109
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).
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C$61,567 - C$108,666
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,213

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
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
11%

Skills That Affect Pharmacist Salaries


National Average
C$89,000

Patient Counseling
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 29%