New Raven’s salary re­port

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EM­PLOY­MENT op­por­tu­ni­ties re­main strong within the com­mu­nity and hos­pi­tal phar­macy sec­tors, with short­ages of skilled phar­ma­cists lead­ing to wage growth in both met­ro­pol­i­tan and re­gional ar­eas.

That’s one of the key con­clu­sions of a newly re­leased re­port on the phar­macy jobs market from in­dus­try re­cruit­ment agency Raven’s Re­cruit­ment, which has col­lated data and com­men­tary from across the sec­tor to pro­duce the in­au­gu­ral “Raven’s Market Re­port”.

Raven’s Re­cruit­ment GM Heidi Dariz said the re­search pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity for em­ploy­ers to as­sess how com­pet­i­tive their phar­macy was from a salary per­spec­tive as well as giv­ing an in­sight into the cur­rent market con­di­tions and avail­abil­ity of phar­ma­cists.

Job seek­ers could use the re­port to as­sess their value to both prospec­tive and cur­rent em­ploy­ers, as well as pro­vid­ing in­sights into what em­ploy­ers are ac­tu­ally of­fer­ing in the “real world,” she said.

Phar­ma­cists work­ing in re­gional and ru­ral ar­eas are paid sig­nif­i­cantly more than their cap­i­tal city coun­ter­parts, with the re­port in­di­cat­ing to­tal an­nual salaries for Phar­ma­cist Man­agers, ex­clud­ing su­per­an­nu­a­tion, can be as high as $140,000.

By con­trast in Perth, where the low­est phar­ma­cist salaries were re­ported, pay for Phar­ma­cist Man­agers was in the range of $75,000 to $86,000.

The story was sim­i­lar at the other end of the ex­pe­ri­ence scale, with in­terns in Syd­ney earn­ing $46,800 to $54,000 plus su­per, ver­sus $50,000-$63,000 for those in re­gional and ru­ral NSW.

The re­port also pro­vides In­dica­tive rates for Phar­ma­cist in Charge and Phar­ma­cist Roles in var­i­ous states and ter­ri­to­ries of Aus­tralia along with New Zealand, as well as wages paid to sup­port staff such as Retail Man­agers and Dis­pen­sary Tech­ni­cians.

Rates for locum work are in­cluded, while the re­port also in­cor­po­rates a num­ber of case stud­ies on work­ing in ru­ral and re­gional phar­macy along­side com­ments from Sigma Health, Ter­ryWhite Chem­mart, Phar­macy 4 Less, the Phar­macy Guild, NAPSA and the Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal So­ci­ety.

A phar­macy bro­ker up­date from AP Group also notes a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in qual­ity phar­ma­cies on the market dur­ing 2017-18.

The full re­port is avail­able free at raven­sre­cruit­ment.com.au.

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