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 nearly six hours