The average pay for a Pharmacy Assistant with Order Inventory skills is C$15.07 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

C$19,463 - C$49,316
C$19K
C$29K
C$49K
MEDIAN: C$28,800
10%
50%
90%
C$12.03 - C$20.32
C$12
C$15
C$20
MEDIAN: C$15.25
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$49K
Salary C$19,463 - C$49,316
Bonus C$0.00 - C$1,400
Profit Sharing C$645
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$24,962 - C$42,539
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data C$0C$28
Hourly Rate C$12.03 - C$20.32
Overtime C$12.26 - C$28.50
Annual Data C$0C$42K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$1,400
Profit Sharing C$645
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$24,962 - C$42,539
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 437

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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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 164 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$34,000 based on 100 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$37,000 based on 70 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$41,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$31,848

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

Key Stats for Pharmacy Assistant

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

▲16%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
C$32,000

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 37%