Average Pharmacy Technician with Retail Pharmacy Skills Hourly Pay in Canada

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The average hourly pay for a Pharmacy Technician with Retail Pharmacy skills in Canada is C$17.41.
MEDIAN C$17.41
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Hourly Rate
C$13 - C$25
C$50 - C$17,292
Total Pay
C$26,412 - C$52,067

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Job Description for Pharmacy Technician

The top respondents for the job title Pharmacy Technician are from the companies Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., Pharmachoice and Group Jean Coutu Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Rexall where the average pay is C$18.37. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Pharmasave and Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., earning around C$18.16 and C$17.52, respectively. Ida Pharmacy pays the lowest at around C$15.00. Pharmachoice and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$15.87 and C$16.00, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Pharmacy Technician. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Assistant
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)
Hospital Pharmacy Technician
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Pharmacy Technician

Skills in Data Entry, Inventory Management, Team Leadership and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Technician

An entry-level Pharmacy Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$14.14 based on 30 salaries. An early career Pharmacy Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$15.53 based on 197 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacy Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$17.62 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$19.60 based on 138 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$22.
Employees with Pharmacy Technician in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 24.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (13.1% more) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (0.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Toronto, Ontario (8.7% less), Brampton, Ontario (5.9% less) and Montréal, Québec (5.5% less).

Years of Experience

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