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Pharmacist Average Salary in Spain 2023

How much money does a person working as Pharmacist make in Spain?

Average Monthly Salary
3,650 EUR
( 43,800 EUR yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working as Pharmacist in Spain typically earns around 3,650 EUR. Salaries range from 1,860 EUR (lowest) to 5,620 EUR (highest).

Salary Variance

This is the average salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Pharmacist salaries in Spain vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Pharmacist Pay Scale and Salaries in Spain

Median and salary distribution Spain Pharmacist monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
3,330 EUR or more
10% of people earn
2,960 to 3,330 EUR
20% of people earn
2,140 EUR or less
65% of people earn
2,140 to 2,960 EUR
Minimum Salary
1,860 EUR
3,350 EUR
5,620 EUR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries for the position Pharmacist in Spain range from 1,860 EUR (starting salary) to 5,620 EUR (maximum salary). It should be noted that the given figure is not the legally mandated minimum wage; rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that included thousands of participants and professionals from all regions of the country.

  • Median Salary

    With a median salary of 3,350 EUR, half of the professionals who work as Pharmacist in Spain earn less than this amount, and the other half earn more. The median salary denotes the middle value of salaries. Ideally, you would want to belong to the group earning more than the median salary, located on the right side of the salary distribution graph.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    The median is closely associated with two other values known as the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution chart, it can be determined that 25% of professionals employed as Pharmacist in Spain earn less than 2,760 EUR, while 75% earn more. Similarly, the chart shows that 75% earn less than 3,810 EUR while 25% earn more.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    To provide a better understanding of expected salaries, we categorized the frequently occurring salaries into different ranges. This approach provides a more precise representation of salary distribution for the job title Pharmacist in Spain compared to simply calculating the average. The majority of reported salaries, approximately 65%, fall within the range of 2,140 EUR to 2,960 EUR. About 20% of salaries are below the 2,140 EUR mark, while 10% fall within the range of 2,960 EUR to 3,330 EUR. Only 5% of individuals have salaries exceeding 3,330 EUR.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience / Pharmacist / Spain

How do experience and age affect pay?

0 - 2 Years
2,090 EUR
2 - 5 Years+31%
2,730 EUR
5 - 10 Years+40%
3,820 EUR
10 - 15 Years+20%
4,590 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
4,980 EUR
20+ Years+8%
5,380 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Spain Pharmacist
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher the wage. We broke down salaries by experience level for people working as Pharmacist and this is what we found.

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.

Employees with less than two years of experience earn approximately 2,090 EUR.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,730 EUR, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,820 EUR, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

Additionally, professionals whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,590 EUR, 20% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 4,980 EUR, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 5,380 EUR, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Salary Comparison By Education / Pharmacist / Spain

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary variance between different education levels of professionals working as Pharmacist.

Bachelor's Degree
2,580 EUR
Master's Degree+77%
4,570 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down salaries by education level for the position Pharmacist in order to make a comparison.

Level 1: Bachelor's Degree

Employees at this education level have an average salary of 2,580 EUR.

Level 2: Master's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 4,570 EUR, 77% more than the previous level.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Spain costs anywhere from 13,600 EUR to 40,700 EUR and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch to a higher-paying job. The numbers seem to support the theory. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Pharmacist / Spain

Salary comparison by gender Spain Pharmacist monthly
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? For the people who work as Pharmacist in Spain, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 5%.

3,750 EUR
3,560 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Spain for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Pharmacist / Spain

How much are annual salary increments in Spain for individuals working as Pharmacist? How often do employees get salary raises?

Individuals working as Pharmacist in Spain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Spain / All Professions

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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one-year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 / Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Spain is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Spain for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Pharmacist / Spain

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Spain Pharmacist
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45% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 55% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus, where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Salary Trend and Forecast / Pharmacist / Spain

How are salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
3,330 EUR
Average Salary 2020+2%
3,390 EUR
Average Salary 2021+3%
3,500 EUR
Average Salary 2022+2%
3,550 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries for individuals working as Pharmacist in Spain are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recently submitted salaries and reports. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from one industry to another.

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Average Hourly Wage / Pharmacist / Spain

21 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for individuals working as Pharmacist in Spain is 21 EUR.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually, jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fixed amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working as Pharmacist in Spain is 11 EUR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Pharmacist VS Other Jobs

3,650 EUR
3,580 EUR
2,710 EUR
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Salary Comparison Between Pharmacist and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly Spain
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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Pharmacist2,420 EUR-34%
Assistant Pharmacy Director4,300 EUR+18%
Associate Medical Affairs Director6,010 EUR+65%
Bioinformatics Scientist5,060 EUR+39%
Bioinformatics Technician2,450 EUR-33%
Biological Scientist5,470 EUR+50%
Biological Technician2,470 EUR-32%
Biomedical Engineer2,420 EUR-34%
Biomedical Engineering Director4,530 EUR+24%
Biostatistician3,710 EUR+2%
Biotechnologist 3,610 EUR-1%
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager2,830 EUR-22%
Chemical Process Technician2,740 EUR-25%
Clinical Consultant3,700 EUR+1%
Clinical Data Manager3,630 EUR-1%
Clinical Data Specialist3,360 EUR-8%
Clinical Operations Manager5,120 EUR+40%
Clinical Pharmacist3,590 EUR-2%
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist4,200 EUR+15%
Clinical Programmer1,990 EUR-45%
Clinical Project Manager3,360 EUR-8%
Clinical Research Associate3,220 EUR-12%
Clinical Research Manager5,150 EUR+41%
Clinical Study Manager4,510 EUR+24%
Compliance Specialist3,710 EUR+2%
Cytology Laboratory Technologist2,850 EUR-22%
Cytotechnologist2,860 EUR-22%
GCP Auditor3,290 EUR-10%
Hospital Pharmacy Technician2,680 EUR-27%
Manufacturing Engineer3,130 EUR-14%
Medical Affairs Director5,320 EUR+46%
Medical Representative 2,410 EUR-34%
Medical Science Liaison3,950 EUR+8%
Molecular and Cellular Biologist5,950 EUR+63%
Nuclear Pharmacist3,800 EUR+4%
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead6,500 EUR+78%
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager5,980 EUR+64%
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer3,410 EUR-7%
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager3,920 EUR+7%
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor3,880 EUR+6%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant2,970 EUR-19%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist3,100 EUR-15%
Pharmaceutical Research Associate3,610 EUR-1%
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist5,500 EUR+51%
Pharmaceutical Researcher5,310 EUR+45%
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager4,400 EUR+21%
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager4,970 EUR+36%
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative2,580 EUR-29%
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager5,320 EUR+46%
Pharmaceutical Team Leader3,760 EUR+3%
Pharmaceutical Technologist2,750 EUR-25%
Pharmacist3,650 EUR-0%
Pharmacy Aide2,450 EUR-33%
Pharmacy Manager5,080 EUR+39%
Pharmacy Stock Controller2,190 EUR-40%
Pharmacy Technician2,170 EUR-41%
Records Management Coordinator2,080 EUR-43%
Shift Encapsulator2,130 EUR-42%
Staff Pharmacist3,470 EUR-5%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Barcelona3,730 EUR
Bilbao3,320 EUR
Las Palmas3,420 EUR
Madrid3,830 EUR
Malaga3,710 EUR
Murcia3,610 EUR
Palma de Mallorca3,520 EUR
Sevilla3,540 EUR
Valencia3,640 EUR
Zaragoza3,450 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Spain is 5% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
2,650 EUR
Public Sector+5%
2,770 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for the job title Pharmacist in Spain?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 3,350 EUR and 3,810 EUR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for a careers like Pharmacist in Spain ranges from 2,760 EUR to 3,810 EUR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

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