Pharmacy Assistant Salary

Pharmacy Assistants in the United States can expect wages of $12.20 per hour on average. The majority of Pharmacy Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. Most Pharmacy Assistants survey respondents are women (72 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$20,943 - $87,586
$21K
$37K
$88K
MEDIAN: $36,759
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$9.34 - $18.84
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$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.31
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$0$87K
Salary $20,943 - $87,586
Bonus $200.00
Profit Sharing $250.00
Total Pay (?
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$19,557 - $43,449
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.34 - $18.84
Hourly Tips $0.55
Overtime $11.92 - $22.15
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $200.00
Profit Sharing $250.00
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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$19,557 - $43,449
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 188

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Job Description for Pharmacy Assistant

Pharmacy assistants are responsible for assisting licensed pharmacists with various administrative duties within pharmacies. Generally, these assistants work hours which are commensurate with the hours of the pharmacy, which may include overnight or weekend shifts on occasion. Although they work with pharmacists, and other technicians and assistants, formal education is not generally required; however, those with training and prior experience within a pharmacy may be preferred by some employers. Prior customer service and clerical experience is highly beneficial, as well.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Pharmacy Assistant


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Pharmacy Assistants' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Certified Pharmacy Technician. On average, Certified Pharmacy Technicians get paid about the same as Pharmacy Assistants do.

Pharmacy Assistant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacy Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacy Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 162 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacy Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 29 salaries. A Pharmacy Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pharmacy Assistant Reviews

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

Pharmacy Assistant in Perth:
"Stressful."
Pros: The people and the indoor work. I like. Dispensing.
Cons:

Pharmacy Assistant in australia:
"The value of training, especially online training, confidence."
Gain lots of product knowledge and convey what you know as fact to the customer with confidence and, where possible, application and use of the product. Confidence also amongst co- workers and employers and those in higher positions,

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Assistant

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲35%

Late-Career
▲29%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

Retail Pharmacy
▲16%

National Average
$27,000

Customer Service
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 39%
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