Look what's happening to pharmacy pay

Pharmacists’ income has dropped, particularly for men, new ATO figures show.

The average retail pharmacist took home $72,535, according to the data for 2014-15.

This was down from $73,765.50 for the previous financial year.

The ATO figures were based on average taxable income for 10,556 female and 5799 male pharmacists.

Income dropped the most for the men  — by  $2255, to $83,792.

The women, already on a lower base, went down by a few hundred dollars to $61,279.

Part of the reason for the lower income for women is that they work