A Pharmacy Dispenser earns an average wage of £7.45 per hour. This job's pay does not change very much with experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

£8,030 - £18,307
£8K
£13K
£18K
MEDIAN: £12,747
10%
50%
90%
£6.66 - £8.68
£6
£7
£8
MEDIAN: £7.52
10%
50%
90%
£0£18K
Salary £8,030 - £18,307
Bonus £0.00 - £1,000
Profit Sharing £90.00
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£12,387 - £18,123
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 119
Hourly Data £0£14
Hourly Rate £6.66 - £8.68
Overtime £1.97 - £14.19
Annual Data £0£18K
Bonus £0.00 - £1,000
Profit Sharing £90.00
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£12,387 - £18,123
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 579

Job Description for Pharmacy Dispenser

Pharmacy dispensers ensure medicines and patient data are correct before giving medications to the patient, administering both over-the-counter and prescription medicines as needed. They advise clients on their symptoms and discuss the products that may best help with their issue, as well as bring prescribed medicines to the appropriate containers and apply appropriate labeling. Pharmacy dispensers perform other pharmaceutical-related tasks under the direction of the pharmacist such as counting tablets, mixing medications with fluids, and preparing ointments.

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Pharmacy Dispenser Tasks

  • Prepare prescriptions.
  • Track inventory.
  • Prepare labels and directions.
  • Maintain and update all records, logs and dispensing summaries.

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Common Career Paths for Pharmacy Dispenser


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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Dispenser

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacy Dispenser has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacy Dispenser with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤15,000 based on 199 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacy Dispenser with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤15,000 based on 113 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Dispenser which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 83 salaries. A Pharmacy Dispenser with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤17,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £15,481

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Pharmacy Dispenser Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pharmacy Dispenser?

Pharmacy Dispenser in Harrogate:
"In the pharmacy."
Pros: Learning, particurlarly the medicinal side of things, and helping people.
Cons: I dislike working for Asda/Walmart as the pharmacy is often pushed to the side as it is not their main priority. My colleagues and I get frustrated with this, as do our patients.

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Dispenser

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Pharmacy Dispenser Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
₤15,000

▼1%

▼3%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Dispenser Salaries

dispensing
▲3%

National Average
₤15,000


Dispenser
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: %
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 93%