The survey received data from 186 “second or non-manager” pharmacists at the UK’s three largest multiples – Boots, Lloydspharmacy and Well – from October 1 until November 14.
The average salary of the 46 Lloydspharmacy non-manager pharmacists who responded to the survey was £37,010.
They were followed by the 114 non-manager pharmacists at Boots, who earned an average of £36,951.
This in contrast to the findings of the C+D Salary Survey 2018, which saw non-manager pharmacists at Lloydspharmacy earn the most, followed by Boots, with Well Pharmacy in third place.
The average pay of the non-manager pharmacists at all three companies is above the UK average for those in the position across community pharmacy as a whole, which was £36,768 in 2019, according to this year's C+D Salary Survey.
Use C+D’s interactive tool to compare bonuses, work-life balance, and stress levels of pharmacists at Boots, Lloydspharmacy and Well.
Well branch managers paid the most
The 26 Well Pharmacy branch managers who responded had the highest average salary, beating the other two multiples for the second year running, with £48,333.
The survey showed that the 53 Lloydspharmacy managers who responded earned an average of £44,764.
The 43 Boots managers who responded to the survey were paid an average of £43,895.
The C+D Salary Survey 2019 – the largest UK survey of community pharmacy, and the biggest in the survey's 12-year history – ran between October 1 and November 14 and was completed by a total of 2,556 pharmacists and pharmacy staff. C+D's ongoing coverage from the survey can be found on our dedicated hub.
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