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Contract Pharmacists’ Pay Rises 14% in the UK

12th September 2022

According to a study of over 32,000 contracted pharmacists across the UK, the highest paid in the UK are in Inverness, Scotland where they receive £54 an hour, a 14% increase compared to the previous year.

According to Locum booking platform Locate a Locum, hourly rate changes varied significantly by area. Wales’ pay jumped up by over 30% to £37.93, Northern Ireland’s rates rose by more than £5.50 to £27.47, with Derry the lowest hourly pay across the whole of the UK. Scotland’s average increased by almost £4 to £48.86.

England’s average was third highest in the UK at £36.95, with the second highest increase of £4.07. The best rates in England were in Exeter at over £45, with the capital sporting the country’s lowest rates at just £31.23.

There were a number of reasons put down as to why there was such an increase, including the number of pharmacists no longer in community pharmacy as well as supply and demand forces in regions with a dearth of workers in this sector.

CEO of Locate a Locum, Jonathan Clarke, explained that “Locum pharmacy rates are a hot topic within the industry and this interest looks likely to continue, particularly given our latest analysis of rising prices and our assessment that if current market conditions persist, they will increase into 2023”.

“What is vitally important, however, is that that our study provides real-time and accurate data that delivers in helping to set fair rates for the sector so that everyone can benefit.”

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