Average Pharmacist Salary in South Africa

R479,756
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R30,459
Bonus
R24,000
Commission
R5,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Pharmacist in South Africa is R479,756.
10%
R235k
MEDIAN
R480k
90%
R673k
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Salary
R235k - R673k
Bonus
R5k - R68k
Profit Sharing
R2k - R13k
Commission
R0 - R24k
Total Pay
R250k - R676k

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Job Description for Pharmacist

Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacist

The top respondents for the job title Pharmacist are from the companies Dischem, New Clicks and Netcare. Reported salaries are highest at New Clicks where the average pay is R543,168. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kzn Department of Health, earning around R483,180. Medipost Pharmacy pays the lowest at around R443,500. Dischem also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying R476,014.

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Popular Skills for Pharmacist

Skills in Pharmacotherapy and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Hospital Education, Patient Counseling and Retail Pharmacy.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacist

An entry-level Pharmacist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R351,972 based on 39 salaries. An early career Pharmacist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R438,399 based on 380 salaries. A mid-career Pharmacist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R505,676 based on 152 salaries. An experienced Pharmacist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R529,249 based on 140 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R512,406.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 832 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.7%
Early Career
45.7%
Mid Career
18.3%
Experienced
16.8%
Late Career
14.5%