Average Pharmacy Assistant Hourly Pay in Canada

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The average hourly pay for a Pharmacy Assistant in Canada is C$15.11.
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Hourly Rate
C$12 - C$20
C$97 - C$1,982
Profit Sharing
C$304 - C$9,863
Total Pay
C$24,869 - C$42,076

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Job Description for Pharmacy Assistant

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Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacy Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Pharmacy Assistant are from the companies Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and Pharmasave. Reported salaries are highest at Rexall where the average pay is C$16.17. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Shoppers and Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., earning around C$15.54 and C$15.32, respectively. Loblaw's pays the lowest at around C$12.96. Lawtons Drugs and Pharmasave also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$13.78 and C$14.79, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Pharmacy Assistant

Skills in Retail Pharmacy, Data Entry and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cash Handling and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Assistant

An entry-level Pharmacy Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$13.89 based on 214 salaries. An early career Pharmacy Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$14.42 based on 1,028 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacy Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$16.32 based on 436 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$17.23 based on 386 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$19.
Employees with Pharmacy Assistant in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 10.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (5.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (4.7% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (2.4% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (2.2% less).

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