The average hourly pay for a Pharmacy Dispensing Assistant in United Kingdom is £7.51.
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£15 - £1,192
£13,771 - £17,990
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Job Description for Pharmacy Dispensing Assistant
Pharmacy dispensing assistants work in pharmacies with nurses, doctors, other staff, and patients under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, whom they aid in the preparation of orders. They select, prepare, and package medications and supplies for customers, as well as label and assist in inventory control. Other duties such as stocking, filling orders, and maintaining records may be assigned as needed. Certification as a pharmacy assistant is required, as well as other necessary legal requi…Read more
Pharmacy Dispensing 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.
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Popular Skills for Pharmacy Dispensing Assistant
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Skills in Retail Pharmacy, Cash Handling, Oral / Verbal Communication, Community Health and Patient Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Dispensing Assistant
An entry-level Pharmacy Dispensing Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £7.23 based on 12 salaries. An early career Pharmacy Dispensing Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.37 based on 110 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacy Dispensing Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.68 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Dispensing Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.85 based on 30 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 Dispensing Assistant in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 2.9% 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 Derby, England: Derbyshire (2.3% less).
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