C$14.62
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

C$484

Profit Sharing

C$1,000

A Pharmacy Assistant earns an average wage of C$14.49 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Inventory Control and Compounding.

C$19,804 - C$50,159
C$20K
C$30K
C$50K
MEDIAN: C$29,961
10%
50%
90%
C$11.38 - C$19.69
C$11
C$15
C$20
MEDIAN: C$14.62
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$50K
Salary C$19,804 - C$50,159
Bonus C$0.00 - C$2,500
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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$23,552 - C$41,347
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 94
Hourly Data C$0C$29
Hourly Rate C$11.38 - C$19.69
Hourly Tips C$0.09
Overtime C$12.21 - C$29.99
Annual Data C$0C$41K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$2,500
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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$23,552 - C$41,347
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,293

Job Description for Pharmacy Assistant

Pharmacy assistants are responsible for assisting licensed pharmacists with various administrative duties within pharmacies. Generally, these assistants work hours which are commensurate with the hours of the pharmacy, which may include overnight or weekend shifts on occasion. Although they work with pharmacists, and other technicians and assistants, formal education is not generally required; however, those with training and prior experience within a pharmacy may be preferred by some employers. Prior customer service and clerical experience is highly beneficial, as well.

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Pharmacy Assistant Tasks

  • Receive, store and inventory pharmacy supplies within specified guidelines.
  • Performs clerical support; answers telephone inquiries, files, compiles and maintains prescription records and database.
  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
  • Assist pharmacists and technicians with customer service.

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Common Career Paths for Pharmacy Assistant


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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacy Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacy Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$28,000 based on 776 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacy Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$33,000 based on 321 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$35,000 based on 229 salaries. A Pharmacy Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$40,000 based on 79 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$30,473

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

Pharmacy Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pharmacy Assistant?

Pharmacy Assistant in Kingston:
Pros: I enjoy preparing prescriptions and giving excellent customer service. I believe what I do is important and it makes me feel good.
Cons: I don't feel as I am paid what I'm worth to the company. The responsibilities of the pharmacy should be shared.

Pharmacy Assistant in Toronto:
Pros: I learned more about communicating with people giving me more confidence.
Cons: Stressful, specially with people who is in a bad mood.

Pharmacy Assistant in Halifax:
"Work."
Pros: It is close to home.
Cons: Not sure if I like how things are run around there and how some people get treated differently than others.

Pharmacy Assistant in Victoria:
"Stress level"
Pros: That I have a lot of different responsibilities, it's very fast paced, so a shift goes by fast, I receive decent pay and flexible hours.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 326 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

▲30%

▲16%

▲10%

National Average
C$30,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

Inventory Control
▲20%

Compounding
▲19%


▲3%


Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
C$30,000

Prescription Administration
▼1%

Customer Relations
▼2%

Customer Service Metrics
▼4%

Long Term Care
▼11%

filling prescriptions
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 326 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 43%