The survey, which included data submitted by 196 “second or non-manager” pharmacists at the UK’s largest three multiples – Boots, Lloydspharmacy and Well – ran throughout October.
The average salary of the 48 non-manager Lloydspharmacy pharmacists who responded to the survey was £37,917.
They were followed by the 129 Boots non-manager pharmacists, who received an average of £36,744, just ahead of the 19 Well non-manager pharmacists with an average salary of £36,710.
The average salaries of the non-manager pharmacists at the UK’s largest three multiples are all above the average earned across all pharmacy companies, which was £35,995 in 2018, according to the C+D Salary Survey.
Use C+D’s interactive tool to compare pay rises, work-life balance and stress levels of pharmacists at Boots, Lloydspharmacy and Well.
Well managers receive highest comparative pay
In contrast, the average salary of the 47 branch managers at Well Pharmacy who responded was the highest of the UK’s three largest multiples, at £48,457.
The 36 Boots managers who responded to the survey received an average of £47,083 – £1,374 less than the average at Well.
The survey showed that the 48 Lloydspharmacy managers who responded received an average of £45,937.
The overall average annual salary for all 469 pharmacy branch managers who responded to the survey – including those outside of the largest multiples – was £46,167, up £798 from £45,369 in 2017.
The C+D Salary Survey 2018 – the largest survey of community pharmacy, and the biggest in the survey's 11-year history – was completed by a total of 1,916 pharmacists and pharmacy staff.
C+D will be publishing further findings about pay and working conditions in community pharmacy throughout December, available here.
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