The average wage for a Pharmacy Assistant in Ottawa, Ontario is C$15.01 per hour.

C$11.26 - C$18.91
C$11
C$14
C$19
MEDIAN: C$14.49
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data C$0C$26
Hourly Rate C$11.26 - C$18.91
Overtime C$27.00
Annual Data C$0C$40K
Bonus C$100
Profit Sharing C$775
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$23,548 - C$40,472
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 75

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$29,000 based on 22 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 15 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$36,000 based on 13 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$38,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Pharmacy Assistant

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
C$31,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

Order Inventory
▲8%


National Average
C$31,000

Customer Service
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 62%