Pharmacy Assistant in Vancouver, British Columbia Salary (Canada)

The average rate for a Pharmacy Assistant in Vancouver, British Columbia is C$13.66 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

C$10.53 - C$20.54
C$11
C$14
C$21
MEDIAN: C$13.81
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data C$0C$20
Hourly Rate C$10.53 - C$20.54
Overtime C$17.00
Annual Data C$0C$42K
Total Pay (?
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C$21,847 - C$42,551
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 77

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

Key Stats for Pharmacy Assistant

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

▲44%

Mid-Career
▲20%

National Average
C$29,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Assistant Salaries



Order Inventory
▼0%

National Average
C$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 41%