$41,658
Avg. Salary
$12.30
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$350

Bonus

$300

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Pharmacy Assistant is $12.30 per hour.

The average pay for a Pharmacy Assistant is $41,658 per year.

10%
$9.34
10%
$12.30
50%
$18.50
90%
90%
MEDIAN $12.30
10%
$23k
10%
$42k
50%
$148k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $41,658
$23,270 - $148,380
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$150K
MEDIAN: $41,658
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$9.34 - $18.50
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$0$148K
Salary $23,270 - $148,380
Bonus $23.18 - $12,080
Profit Sharing $300
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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$19,625 - $49,645
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 55
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $9.34 - $18.50
Hourly Tips $1.04
Overtime $12.00 - $32.00
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $23.18 - $12,080
Profit Sharing $300
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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$19,625 - $49,645
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 310

Job Description

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 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.

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Pay by Experience Level

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.

Job 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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Gender

Female
73 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Experienced
▲36%

Late-Career
▲31%

Mid-Career
▲16%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Retail Pharmacy
▲18%

National Average
$27,000

Customer Service
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 40%