Pharmacy is one of the best courses in Kenya. An individual with at least a diploma will earn a salary almost thrice what a high school teacher earns.
Latest survey reveal that the average salary of a fresh diploma graduate in Pharmacy is Ksh 40,000 while the average salary of an experienced pharmacist is Ksh70,000.
The salary vary depend on the industry and the company you work for. Generally, hospitals pay pharmacists less than most industries. A company like GlaxoSmithKline pays a pharmacist Ksh 70,000 while Kenyatta University pays the same diploma holder Ksh45, 000.
NGO are the best paying institutions. If you manage to get a job at MSF, International Red Cross society or International Rescue Committee, chances are that you will earn at least Ksh90, 000.
The lowest pharmacists are those who work for pharmaceutical companies as sales executives. This job attracts a salary of Ksh25, 000-Ksh40, 000 and it can be done by anyone.