Pharmacists’ Salary: How Much Do Pharmacists Earn in Nigeria?
Salaries of Pharmacists vary according to level. For instance, an entry-level pharmacist is expected to earn less than a chief pharmacist.
We will classify the average salaries of pharmacists in Nigeria according to the level of experience.
This means that entry-level pharmacists should have between 0- 2 years of relevant experience, Mid-level between 2- 5/6years experience and experienced pharmacists with over 6years experience.
It should be noted that there is a huge difference between how much the Government pays pharmacists and how much do private institutions pay.
Generally, the salary structure for Pharmacists is based on two main standards: Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) which is for hospitals and Consolidated University Academic structure (CONAUSS) for Pharmacists in the academic sector.
On the average, an entry-level Pharmacist earns between N100, 000 – N170, 000 in Nigeria. However, the starting salary for Government staff is between N165, 000 – N300, 000 per month which is renewed after three to four years.
There are also other basic bonuses and allowances. Here is a breakdown of how much Pharmacists earn per level of experience.
Salaries of Pharmacists in Government Hospitals/Teaching Hospitals
- Entry level (0 – 2 years’ experience): N165, 000 – N200, 000 (One or two teaching hospitals pay N300, 000 for entry level).
- Mid-Level (2 – 5 years): N250, 000 – N450, 000
- Experienced (5 years and above): N450, 000 – N800, 000
Salaries of Pharmacists in Private Hospitals
- Entry-level (0 – 2 years’ experience): N75, 000 – N150, 000
- Mid-Level (2 – 5 years): N150, 000 – N250, 000
- Experienced (5 years and above): N200, 000 – N400, 000
So from our research, that is the salaries of Pharmacists in Nigeria though most Pharmacists are way richer judging from the salaries they earn because pharmacy is a professional course with several opportunities.
Thus, if you are a student aspiring for pharmacy as a course, or an undergraduate studying pharmacy in Nigeria, drop your comment below about what you think about the salary.
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