C$86,570
Avg. Salary
C$45.45
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

C$2,750

Profit Sharing

C$1,017

The average pay for a Pharmacist with Retail Pharmacy skills is C$45.45 per hour.

The average pay for a Pharmacist with Retail Pharmacy skills is C$86,570 per year.

$37
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$45
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$54
90%
MEDIAN $45
$48k
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$87k
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$118k
90%
MEDIAN $86,570
C$47,918 - C$117,888
C$48K
C$87K
C$120K
MEDIAN: C$86,570
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50%
90%
C$37.28 - C$54.30
C$37
C$45
C$54
MEDIAN: C$45.45
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$117K
Salary C$47,918 - C$117,888
Bonus C$970 - C$9,500
Profit Sharing C$1.01 - C$9,863
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$71,741 - C$115,521
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 157
Hourly Data C$0C$78
Hourly Rate C$37.28 - C$54.30
Hourly Tips C$0.26
Overtime C$22.15 - C$78.03
Annual Data C$0C$115K
Bonus C$970 - C$9,500
Profit Sharing C$1.01 - C$9,863
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$71,741 - C$115,521
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 723

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$91,000 based on 328 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$97,000 based on 89 salaries. An experienced Pharmacist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$101,000 based on 76 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$101,000 based on 58 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

4%

-12%

National Average: C$94,438

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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.

Pharmacist in Timmins:
"All the pay of an MD, with none of the respect."
Pros: The pay, the patients.
Cons: MDs, nurses, socialized medicine.

Key Stats for Pharmacist

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Pharmacist Salaries

▲7%

▲7%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
C$94,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 27%