Average Pharmacy Assistant Hourly Pay in United Kingdom

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The average hourly pay for a Pharmacy Assistant in United Kingdom is £7.58.
MEDIAN £7.58
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Hourly Rate
£7 - £9
£41 - £1,973
Total Pay
£13,534 - £18,473

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Job Description for Pharmacy Assistant

Pharmacy Assistant Tasks
  • Receive, store and inventory pharmacy supplies within specified guidelines.
  • Performs clerical support; answers telephone inquiries, files, compiles and maintains prescription records and database.
  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
  • Assist pharmacists and technicians with customer service.

Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacy Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Pharmacy Assistant are from the companies The Boots Company PLC, Cohens Chemist and Day Lewis Pharmacy. Reported salaries are highest at The Boots Company PLC where the average pay is £8.65. Cohens Chemist pays the lowest at around £7.45.

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Popular Skills for Pharmacy Assistant

Skills in Retail Pharmacy, Customer Service, Cash Handling and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Prescription Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Assistant

An entry-level Pharmacy Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £7.33 based on 51 salaries. An early career Pharmacy Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.49 based on 142 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacy Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.79 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.77 based on 35 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £8.
Employees with Pharmacy Assistant in their job title in Bristol, England: Bristol earn an average of 7.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Preston, England: Lancashire (9.2% less), Manchester, England: Manchester (9.2% less) and London, England: London (4.4% less).

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