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Average Pharmacist Salary in United Kingdom

£36,296
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£1,212
Bonus
£1,526
Commission
£1,730
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Pharmacist in United Kingdom is £36,296.
10%
£25k
MEDIAN
£36k
90%
£48k
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£25k - £48k
Bonus
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£2k - £2k
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£25k - £49k
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What Do Pharmacists Do?

The top respondents for the job title Pharmacist are from the companies The Boots Company PLC, Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd and The National Health Service (NHS). Reported salaries are highest at Tesco PLC where the average pay is £42,253. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Boots Company PLC and Walgreen's Pharmacy, earning around £39,550 and £38,871, respectively. Lloyds pays the lowest at around £30,000. Boots Contract Manufacturing and Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £34,590 and £35,975, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Pharmacists?

Skills in Retail Pharmacy, Patient Counseling, Oral / Verbal Communication and Pharmacotherapy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Hospital Education.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacists?

An entry-level Pharmacist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £30,390 based on 113 salaries. An early career Pharmacist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £35,068 based on 745 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £39,497 based on 280 salaries. An experienced Pharmacist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £40,591 based on 190 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £45,448.
Employees with Pharmacist in their job title in Bristol, England: Bristol earn an average of 4.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (13.9% less), Birmingham, England: Birmingham (4.9% less) and Liverpool, England: Liverpool (3.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,501 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.5%
Early Career
49.6%
Mid Career
18.7%
Experienced
12.7%
Late Career
11.5%

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