Average Early-Career Pharmacy Technician Hourly Pay in Canada

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Pharmacy Technician in Canada is C$15.62.
MEDIAN C$15.62
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Hourly Rate
C$12 - C$25
C$49 - C$5,918
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$550
Total Pay
C$25,351 - C$53,544

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Job Description for Pharmacy Technician

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.

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%)

Pharmacy Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Pharmacy Technician

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.
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).

Years of Experience

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