Average Pharmacist Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Pharmacist in United Kingdom is £35,039.
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£24k - £47k

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Job Description for Pharmacist

Pharmacist Tasks
  • Analyze prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions.
  • Dispense and review prescriptions to ensure accuracy, and compliance with professional, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • May collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review and evaluate patient effectiveness.
  • Educate patient on medication use, storage and side effects.
  • Solicit information from patients regarding past and current medication to prevent drug interactions.
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 £40,350. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The National Health Service (NHS) and The Boots Company PLC, earning around £39,740 and £39,273, respectively. Lloyds pays the lowest at around £32,500. Day Lewis Pharmacy and Boots Contract Manufacturing also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £34,971 and £36,097, respectively.

Career Paths

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Pharmacy Manager
Regulatory Affairs Associate
Retail Pharmacist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Pharmacist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacist

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 £29,471 based on 144 salaries. An early career Pharmacist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £33,879 based on 855 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £38,421 based on 320 salaries. An experienced Pharmacist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £40,269 based on 212 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £44,587.
Employees with Pharmacist in their job title in Nottingham, England: Nottinghamshire earn an average of 11.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Bristol, England: Bristol (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (17.4% less), Birmingham, England: West Midlands (3.0% less) and Birmingham, England: Birmingham (2.8% less).

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