The average hourly pay for a Pharmacy Dispenser in United Kingdom is £7.78.
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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 …Read more
Pharmacy Dispenser Tasks
- Prepare prescriptions.
- Track inventory.
- Prepare labels and directions.
- Maintain and update all records, logs and dispensing summaries.
Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacy Dispenser
The top respondents for the job title Pharmacy Dispenser are from the companies Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd, Day Lewis Pharmacy and The Boots Company PLC. Reported salaries are highest at The Boots Company PLC where the average pay is £8.62. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Day Lewis Pharmacy and Tesco PLC, earning around £8.52 and £8.49, respectively. Cohens Chemist pays the lowest at around £7.34. Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd and Rowland Companies also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £7.54 and £7.78, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Pharmacy Dispenser
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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Dispenser
An entry-level Pharmacy Dispenser with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £7.41 based on 20 salaries. An early career Pharmacy Dispenser with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.64 based on 286 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacy Dispenser with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.85 based on 178 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Dispenser with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.91 based on 148 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £8.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Pharmacy Dispenser in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 7.5% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Tyne and Wear (7.6% less), Maidstone, England: Kent (6.2% less) and Birmingham, England: West Midlands (5.3% less).
Years of Experience
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