Here is a breakdown of pharmacists salary in USA, Canada, Germany, UK and Thailand.
A Pharmacist combines and supplies prescribed drugs per physician’s instructions in a hospital or healthcare facility setting. Consults with medical staff about potential drug interactions, patient medical history, and the use of particular medications.
A pharmacist responds to questions from patients about medications and dosage instructions. Ensures that all required pharmacy data is recorded and maintained and complies with all regulatory, security and hospital procedures.
The big question then is; how much do pharmacists earn?
The compensation/salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession including your location.
Based on location, the salaries for the following different countries are:
United States of America (USA)
The average Pharmacist salary in the United States is $138,929 as of April 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $130,903 and $147,976.
The average pharmacist gross salary in Thailand is ฿939,131 or an equivalent hourly rate of ฿452. In addition, they earn an average bonus of ฿23,290. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Thailand. An entry level pharmacist (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of ฿651,365. On the other end, a senior level pharmacist (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of ฿1,207,480.
United Kingdom (UK)
A person working as a Pharmacist in United Kingdom typically earns around 87,600 GBP per year. Salaries range from 42,900 GBP (lowest) to 137,000 GBP (highest).
A person working as a Pharmacist in Germany typically earns around 4,600 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,110 EUR (lowest) to 7,310 EUR (highest).
A person working as a Pharmacist in Canada typically earns around 151,000 CAD per year. Salaries range from 72,300 CAD (lowest) to 236,000 CAD (highest).
Pharmacist Salary Comparison By Different Factors
Overall Pharmacist salary varies by years of experience, education level, gender, skills or location.
Years of experience
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage.
Higher education equals a bigger salary, therefore, different Pharmacist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels are not paid the same amount of salary.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. Male Pharmacist employees in Canada earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.
Government vs Private Sector
Public sector employees in Canada earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
Pharmacists’ salaries have remained relatively stable over the past few years—increasing slightly each year—with a higher than average income of low to mid six figures.
Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.