What is the salary of a pharmacist in UAE?
A pharmacist, commonly referred to as Clinical Pharmacist, earns a monthly pay of AED 9,000 to AED 20,000.But the salary is not fixed as it varies depending on where an individual works.
Pharmacists who work in pharmaceuticals earn slightly less than those engaged in top clinics in UAE.It’s not uncommon to find a pharmacist with a degree in pharmacy from Dubai earning AED 6,000 per month.
Pharmacists who work as interns and graduate trainees earn between AED 4,000 to AED 8,000.One of the pharmacists, who requested for anonymity, said:
“I work for a Pharmacy in UAE and my monthly salary is AED 7,920.I have one year of experience and I am a degree holder”.
Another pharmacist attached with a top hospital in UAE reveals:
“My monthly salary is AED 13,240 and I expect to earn more once my contract is reviewed. I possess a degree course in Pharmacy from the University of Wollongong”
Highest paid pharmacists are those who have accumulated at least 10 years’ experience and possess at least a Masters degree in a health related course.
The only secret to earning the best salary as a pharmacist is to identify a well-paying company, pursue a degree in pharmacy and accumulate substantial experience to enable you bargain for a better pay.