Average Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician Hourly Pay in Canada

C$14.63
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician in Canada is C$14.63.
10%
C$11.40
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C$14.63
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C$20.66
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90%
MEDIAN C$14.63
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Hourly Rate
C$11 - C$21
Bonus
C$496 - C$5,872
Total Pay
C$23,816 - C$49,094

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Job Description for Pharmacy Technician

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 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 early career Pharmacy Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$15.62 based on 487 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 32.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (1.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (11.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,108 survey responses.
Early Career
44.0%
Mid Career
21.8%
Experienced
24.1%
Late Career
10.2%