Pharmacists earn an average salary of £35,833 or £19.45 per hour, with bonus, commission, and profit-sharing up to £1,376, £1,526, £1,700 respectively.
Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacists
The entry-level, years of experience and the average salary for Pharmacists are as follow:
Entry-level Pharmacists with less than one year experience earn £30,137 (bonus, overtime pay, and tips are included).
Early-career Pharmacists with 1-4 years of experience can expect to earn £34,679.
Mid-career Pharmacists with 5-9 years of experience will pocket £39,353.
Experienced Pharmacists with 10-19 years of experience will make £40,331.
Late career Pharmacists with more than twenty years experience can look forward to a total average of £44,902 compensation.
Essential Skills for Pharmacists
Retail Pharmacy, Patient Counseling, Oral / Verbal Communication, Hospital Education, and Pharmacotherapy are some of the most popular skills for Pharmacists.
How Become a Pharmacist?
Although a 1-year post-graduate Pharmacy Pharmacist Diploma is considered the minimum qualification for a possible Pharmacist job in the UK, it’s highly recommended that you complete an MBS in Pharmacology or a two-year Pharmacy Pharmacist Diploma, or a post-graduate Pharmacy Pharmacist Diploma in Europe before applying for a Pharmacy Pharmacist job.
What Do Pharmacists Do?
In England and Wales, UK pharmacists act as gatekeepers between the doctor and the patient. They either:
Perform (and are reimbursed for) a procedure on a patient (such as a prescription)
They have prescriptions written on their behalf (i.e., prescribe for a patient)
They have their shops or dispensing points, such as administering medical devices.
As a pharmacist, you have a responsibility to treat patients with dignity and respect. This includes promoting good hygiene and obtaining information from patients as quickly as possible (e.g., the patient’s name, medical problem, diagnosis, etc.)