Average Experienced Pharmacy Technician Hourly Pay in Canada

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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Pharmacy Technician in Canada is C$19.82.
MEDIAN C$19.82
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Hourly Rate
C$14 - C$27
C$99 - C$8,054
Total Pay
C$30,152 - C$58,048

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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., Pharmachoice and Pharmasave. Reported salaries are highest at Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. where the average pay is C$20.01. Pharmachoice pays the lowest at around C$15.38.

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 Customer Service, Team Leadership, Data Entry and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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. An early career Pharmacy Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation 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. 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 Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 22.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (20.8% more) and Hamilton, Ontario (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (10.9% less), Mississauga, Ontario (7.3% less) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (6.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 927 survey responses.
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