The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Pharmacy Technician in Canada is C$15.62.
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Job Description for Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy technicians work primarily for independent pharmacies or pharmaceutical departments of drug stores, such as CVS or Walgreens, and may also work at hospitals or clinics which dispense medication directly to patients. These technicians are usually supervised by licensed pharmacists and are responsible for preparing and assembling prescriptions for patients. They must provide the highest-quality care to patients at all times and ensure that they are always fully informed about their medic…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacy Technician
The top respondents for the job title Pharmacy Technician are from the companies Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., Pharmasave and Group Jean Coutu Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. where the average pay is C$15.19. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Pharmachoice, earning around C$15.00. Group Jean Coutu Inc pays the lowest at around C$14.20. Pharmasave also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying C$14.69.
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Popular Skills for Pharmacy Technician
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Skills in Data Entry, Inventory Management and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Retail Pharmacy.
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$14.63 based on 86 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacy Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$17.90 based on 241 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$19.82 based on 267 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$22.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Pharmacy Technician in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 26.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (20.4% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (0.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (5.6% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (3.7% less) and London, Ontario (0.4% less).
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