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Any Ideas on A Pharmacists Monthly Pay?

Postby B6Uthe3e » Sun, 07 Nov 2010 6:41 am

I would like to transition my career towards Asia/Pacific and Singapore is at the Top of my list.

Anyone have an idea of what the pay is like for pharmacists over there?

OR

Can someone walk into a Guardian pharmacy for me and just politely ask what the average monthly salary for a Pharmacist is in Singapore?

Thanks and this forum is awesome.

Hope to help someone in the future once I make my move.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 07 Nov 2010 12:09 pm

If I'm not mistaken, seems to me there was a thread on here before about the same thing. I can't find it at the moment, but the figure 2800~3400/mo comes to mind.

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Postby B6Uthe3e » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 1:02 pm

Thanks. As always, I continue to be impressed by your 14000+ posts on this website. You are very helpful.

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Postby Splatted » Thu, 11 Nov 2010 11:45 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If I'm not mistaken, seems to me there was a thread on here before about the same thing. I can't find it at the moment, but the figure 2800~3400/mo comes to mind.


$2500 as pre-reg, plus housing allowance

upon registration (conditional or full), depends on experience...
I'm on 4100/month + aws + professional bonus + performance bonus.

A friend of mine negotiated higher, though he's working at a public hospital.

Though, now that the ink on the contract is dry, I'm now finding out all the bonus don't kick in until next year, so feeling a bit ripped off. Get the agreement in writing exactly when bonuses are paid, even if pro-rata. Make sure probation period is also included for bonus, as well, otherwise it's another half year cut out in the pro-rata calculation

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Postby Splatted » Fri, 12 Nov 2010 2:08 am

I should add, if you are looking for professional stimulation, stay away from the retail setting. Doctors have the lion's share of the dispensing market, so the most you do all day is sell cough & cold over-the-counter medicines, etc, with many many hours of professional-chair-warming in between.

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Postby B6Uthe3e » Sat, 13 Nov 2010 1:21 pm

Splatted, thanks for that awesome info. as well. Just curious but what is the aws in "aws + professional bonus + performance bonus"?

Sounds like "allowances". Does that mean they provide "housing allowances" as well?

Appreciate all your help.

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Postby Splatted » Sat, 13 Nov 2010 2:25 pm

AWS = annual wage supplement, or 13th month.... it's like a new years bonus equal to 1 month pay.

Housing subsidy starts straight away, and continues until you get PR (I'm told)

It's mainly the professional bonus and performance bonus that somehow I'm not seeing a cent of.

Depending on where you are relocating from, you can also get a relocation allowance ... I got $5,000 for that.

Working after 8pm, you get $10 a night allowance on top of normal pay, $30 extra if you work weekends, and $22-25 an hour if you work overtime

They also include other benefits like medical coverage.

The employee card gives you 10% discount at most of the stores that belong to the same umbrella company like cold storage, shop and save, giant, (these are supermarkets), etc


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