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Average Pharmacy Assistant Hourly Pay

$13.32
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$400
Bonus
$650
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The average hourly pay for a Pharmacy Assistant is $13.32.
10%
$9.82
MEDIAN
$13.32
90%
$19.66
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$10 - $20
Bonus
$24 - $11,836
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$0 - $650
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$20,607 - $45,947
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What Do Pharmacy Assistants Do?

Job Satisfaction for Pharmacy Assistant

3.8 out of 5
(31)
Highly Satisfied
46Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacy Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Pharmacy Assistant are from the companies Kaiser Permanente, Rite Aid Corp and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $18.49. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bartell Drug Company, earning around $15.23. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc pays the lowest at around $10.06. CVS / Pharmacy also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.00.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Pharmacy Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Pharmacy Assistant
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What Are Popular Skills for Pharmacy Assistants?

Skills in Retail Pharmacy, Data Entry and Cash Handling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Prescription Administration and Customer Service.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Assistants?

An entry-level Pharmacy Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.01 based on 64 salaries. An early career Pharmacy Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.64 based on 125 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacy Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.10 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.38 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Pharmacy Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 89.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (14.2% more) and Everett, Washington (3.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Olympia, Washington (16.0% less), Bellingham, Washington (6.2% less) and Tacoma, Washington (5.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 276 survey responses.
Entry Level
23.2%
Early Career
45.3%
Mid Career
12.7%
Experienced
14.5%
Late Career
4.3%