The average salary for an Early-Career Pharmacist in United Kingdom is £34,111.
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Job Description for Pharmacist
Pharmacists work primarily for pharmacies and drugstores; however, hospitals and medical clinics may employ their own pharmacists to dispense drugs directly to patients. Pharmacists who work for hospitals must analyze both in-patient and out-patient medication, so close attention to detail is very important in this position to ensure the accuracy of filled prescriptions. In addition to filling prescriptions from medical doctors, pharmacists must also be able to decide what medication is appropr…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacist
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 The Boots Company PLC where the average pay is £37,956. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd and Day Lewis Pharmacy, earning around £36,754 and £34,971, respectively. The National Health Service (NHS) pays the lowest at around £33,129. Boots Contract Manufacturing and Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £34,000 and £34,888, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Pharmacist
Oral / Verbal Communication
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 £29,698 based on 133 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £38,795 based on 316 salaries. An experienced Pharmacist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £40,330 based on 206 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £44,878.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Pharmacist in their job title in Bristol, England: Bristol earn an average of 8.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Manchester, England: Manchester (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (20.9% less), Leicester, England: Leicestershire (19.4% less) and Birmingham, England: Birmingham (12.1% less).
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