Entry-Level Pharmacy Assistant at Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. Salary (Canada)

An Entry-Level Pharmacy Assistant at Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. Earns an average wage of C$14.10 per hour.

C$22,601 - C$36,625
C$30K
MEDIAN: C$30,000
50%
C$11.16 - C$16.60
C$11
C$14
C$17
MEDIAN: C$13.62
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$36K
Salary C$30,000
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$23,099 - C$35,107
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data C$0C$24
Hourly Rate C$11.16 - C$16.60
Overtime C$22.75
Annual Data C$0C$35K
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$23,099 - C$35,107
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 159

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.

Pharmacy Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$28,331

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

Key Stats for Pharmacy Assistant

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
13%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

Data Entry
▲9%

Retail Pharmacy
▲3%

Customer Service
▲3%

Order Inventory
▲3%

National Average
C$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 50%