A person working as a Pharmacist in Turkey typically earns around 22,600 TRY per month. Salaries range from 11,500 TRY (lowest) to 34,800 TRY (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Pharmacist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Pharmacist salaries in Turkey range from 11,500 TRY per month (minimum salary) to 34,800 TRY per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 22,100 TRY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Pharmacist(s) are earning less than 22,100 TRY while the other half are earning more than 22,100 TRY. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Pharmacist(s) are earning less than 15,100 TRY while 75% of them are earning more than 15,100 TRY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Pharmacist(s) are earning less than 27,900 TRY while 25% are earning more than 27,900 TRY.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning 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
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Pharmacist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Pharmacist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 12,900 TRY per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 16,900 TRY per month, 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 23,600 TRY per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Pharmacist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 28,400 TRY per month, 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 30,800 TRY per month, 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 33,200 TRY per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+40%|
|10 - 15 Years||+20%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Pharmacist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Pharmacist is 15,900 TRY per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 28,200 TRY per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Turkey costs anywhere from 98,700 Turkish Lira(s) to 296,000 Turkish Lira(s) 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 into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Pharmacist employees in Turkey earn 23% more than their female counterparts.
Pharmacist(s) in Turkey are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely 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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Turkey for the year 2019. 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.
A Pharmacist is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
46% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Pharmacist employees in Turkey earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Pharmacist salaries in Turkey are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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 fix 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.
The average salary for Pharmacist is 7% more than that of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology. Also, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Pharmacist||17,700 TRY||-22%|
|Assistant Pharmacy Director||29,700 TRY||+32%|
|Associate Medical Affairs Director||29,500 TRY||+31%|
|Bioinformatics Scientist||26,300 TRY||+17%|
|Bioinformatics Technician||18,000 TRY||-20%|
|Biological Scientist||29,900 TRY||+32%|
|Biological Technician||18,500 TRY||-18%|
|Biomedical Engineer||16,500 TRY||-27%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||24,600 TRY||+9%|
|Biotechnology Lead Data Manager||18,700 TRY||-17%|
|Chemical Process Technician||17,700 TRY||-22%|
|Clinical Consultant||21,000 TRY||-7%|
|Clinical Data Manager||23,500 TRY||+4%|
|Clinical Data Specialist||18,900 TRY||-16%|
|Clinical Operations Manager||24,300 TRY||+8%|
|Clinical Pharmacist||22,000 TRY||-3%|
|Clinical Pharmacy Specialist||24,000 TRY||+6%|
|Clinical Programmer||14,000 TRY||-38%|
|Clinical Project Manager||19,100 TRY||-15%|
|Clinical Research Associate||20,200 TRY||-10%|
|Clinical Research Manager||25,700 TRY||+14%|
|Clinical Study Manager||26,200 TRY||+16%|
|Compliance Specialist||23,700 TRY||+5%|
|Cytology Laboratory Technologist||19,300 TRY||-14%|
|GCP Auditor||21,200 TRY||-6%|
|Hospital Pharmacy Technician||19,600 TRY||-13%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||18,300 TRY||-19%|
|Medical Affairs Director||28,200 TRY||+25%|
|Medical Representative||15,700 TRY||-30%|
|Medical Science Liaison||21,900 TRY||-3%|
|Molecular and Cellular Biologist||23,400 TRY||+4%|
|Nuclear Pharmacist||2,700 TRY||-88%|
|Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead||32,700 TRY||+45%|
|Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager||30,300 TRY||+34%|
|Pharmaceutical Process Engineer||20,400 TRY||-10%|
|Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager||21,000 TRY||-7%|
|Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor||23,700 TRY||+5%|
|Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant||18,500 TRY||-18%|
|Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist||18,600 TRY||-18%|
|Pharmaceutical Research Associate||22,400 TRY||-1%|
|Pharmaceutical Research Scientist||26,600 TRY||+18%|
|Pharmaceutical Researcher||27,400 TRY||+21%|
|Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager||27,100 TRY||+20%|
|Pharmaceutical Sales Manager||28,400 TRY||+26%|
|Pharmaceutical Sales Representative||15,300 TRY||-32%|
|Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager||24,200 TRY||+7%|
|Pharmaceutical Team Leader||22,400 TRY||-1%|
|Pharmaceutical Technologist||17,400 TRY||-23%|
|Pharmacy Aide||17,600 TRY||-22%|
|Pharmacy Manager||33,300 TRY||+48%|
|Pharmacy Stock Controller||14,700 TRY||-35%|
|Pharmacy Technician||14,800 TRY||-34%|
|Records Management Coordinator||14,300 TRY||-37%|
|Shift Encapsulator||14,800 TRY||-34%|
|Staff Pharmacist||23,400 TRY||+4%|