How Much Does A Pharmacist Assistant Earn In South Africa

Pharmacy assistants assist with drug dispensing by measuring, compounding, packaging, and distributing medications. A pharmacy assistant’s duties and responsibilities vary depending on where they work (in a hospital or community pharmacy).

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Below are salaries earn by a Pharmacist Assistant In South Africa

Pharmacist Assistant Average Salary

The average salary for a Pharmacist Assistant in SA is R 208 627 gross per year (R 17 390 gross per month), which is 26% lower than the South Africa’s national average salary.
Salary Range: a Pharmacist Assistant can expect an average starting salary of R 44 829. The highest salaries can exceed R 289 515.

Pharmacist Assistant Salary Range – South Africa

Low
R 44 829

Average salary
R 208 627

High
R 289 515

Experienced
R 244 490

Among Post-Basic Pharmacist’s Assistants registered with the SAPC (South African Pharmacy Council), Pharmacist Assistants working in retail pharmacies like Clicks or Dis-Chem tend to have the lowest salaries, while Post-Basic Pharmacist Assistants working in government hospitals enjoy the highest salaries.

Pharmacist Assistant – Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Pharmacist Assistant in government hospitalsR 250K/year+20% 
Pharmacist Assistant Basic GradeR 161K/year -23%
Retail Pharmacist AssistantR 54K/year -74%

Pharmacist Assistant – Pay by Experience Level

In South Africa, a Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average compensation of R 5 000 gross per month.

A Post-Basic Pharmacist Assistant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of R 16 000, while an experienced Pharmacist Assistant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average R 20 000. Pharmacist’s Assistants with more than 20 years of experience may earn more than R 22 000 a month

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Pharmacist Assistant in SA

Late Career▲ +27%
Experienced▲ +15%
Average SalaryR 17 390/month
Mid Career▼ -8%
Entry Level▼ -71%

How much does a Post-Basic Pharmacist Assistant earn in South Africa?

A Post-Basic Pharmacist Assistant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of R 16 000, while an experienced Pharmacist Assistant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average R 20 000. Pharmacist’s Assistants with more than 20 years of experience may earn more than R 22 000 a month.

How do I become a pharmacy assistant in South Africa?

To become a qualified pharmacist’s assistant, the learner is expected to work in a registered pharmacy on a full-time basis. The programme takes a minimum of two years to complete and consists of two levels: basic and post-basic.

How much do Dischem pharmacist earn in South Africa?

An early career Pharmacist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R449,190 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Pharmacist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R504,000 based on 5 salaries.

How much does it cost to study pharmacy assistant in South Africa?

Pharmacy Technician

DescriptionCost VAT Incl.(R)
Annual Fee – Pharmacy Technical Assistant Student239.00
Annual Fee – Providers Pharmacy Technical Assistant qualification21441.00
Annual Fee – Providers Pharmacy Technician qualification21441.00
Annual Fee -Pharmacy Technical Assistant239.00

Where can I study pharmacist assistant in South Africa?

Health Advance Institute.

Health Science Academy (Pty) Ltd.

Insight Medicine Information.

North-West University (Potchefstroom.

Campus)

Pharmacy Education International cc.

Pharmacy Training and Development.

Project: Sefako Makgatho Health.

Can I study pharmacy online in South Africa?

Pharmacy is one of the highly regarded careers in the field of medicine and health sciences. … Most of these schools offer the traditional brick and mortar pattern of studies while some others offer online pharmacy that can be taken either from South Africa or any other part of the world.

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