Cut price profession

Owners of discount chains are paying pharmacists lower than average wages, while those working in regional areas enjoy the highest pay, a survey has found.

For the second year running Professional Pharmacists Australia’s (PPA’s) survey of employed pharmacists has shown that those claiming to work for Chemist Warehouse believe they are earning substantially less on average than other community pharmacists.

“The responses to our survey indicate that pharmacists working at Chemist Warehouse are earning around $5 per hour less than the average rate of pay in