The average wage for an Entry-Level Pharmacy Assistant is C$13.35 per hour.

C$20,466 - C$42,753
C$20K
C$29K
C$43K
MEDIAN: C$29,314
10%
50%
90%
C$10.96 - C$17.16
C$11
C$13
C$17
MEDIAN: C$13.38
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$42K
Salary C$20,466 - C$42,753
Bonus C$0.00 - C$2,679
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$22,775 - C$36,455
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 59
Hourly Data C$0C$28
Hourly Rate C$10.96 - C$17.16
Hourly Tips C$0.09
Overtime C$12.08 - C$28.09
Annual Data C$0C$36K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$2,679
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$22,775 - C$36,455
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,457

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 Difference by Location

National Average: C$27,891

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

Pharmacy Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Pharmacy Assistant in Victoria:
"Pharmacy Assistant."
In retail pharmacy you want to be fast and accurate but accuracy is paramount. It doesn't matter how quickly something is done if it's done incorrectly. Take a moment to read everything associated with the one thing in front of you. Make sure you know what needs to be done before you even start doing it.

Pharmacy Assistant in Miramichi:
"Why retail isn't the best."
I would advise a new pharmacy assistant to either go back to school and be a pharmacist or don't bother. Retail pharmacy is great if you are in with the right crowd.

Pharmacy Assistant in Brantford:
"High stress job."
Pay attention to details.

Key Stats for Pharmacy Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 150 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
10%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

▲5%




National Average
C$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 51%