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    Pharmacy is a professional degree, so the contents of the course offered by all schools are the same ;regardless of their ranking.This is to say,whether you graduate from LSOP ,kings , Kingston or wherever, the salary scale is the same.So I'd say one should not worry where they should study

    NHS Salary Scale

    Band 5 (preregistation)
    £20,710

    Band 6 (newly qualified)
    £24,831 - £33,436

    Band 7 (specialist)
    £29,789 - £39,273

    Band 8a-d (advanced/consultant)
    £37,996 - £79,031

    Band 9 (manager)
    £75,383 - £95,333

    Community
    Pharmacist
    £30,000 - £60,000

    Industrial
    Pharmacist
    £25,000 - £60,000+
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    THANKS!!!
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    Here's the average as well:
    http://www.workhound.co.uk/salary/sa...earch+Salaries
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    Must work my way up to Manager.
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    My boss owns an independent pharmacy, I'm not sure on exactly how much he makes but he affords to send both kids to private school!
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    (Original post by MattyC93)
    My boss owns an independent pharmacy, I'm not sure on exactly how much he makes but he affords to send both kids to private school!
    I can see in your spoiler than you already have an offer for a room.
    When did you get that may I ask? :confused:
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    (Original post by MattyC93)
    My boss owns an independent pharmacy, I'm not sure on exactly how much he makes but he affords to send both kids to private school!
    how can someone earn a independent pharmacy, i wanna do that but i dont no how too. is it like opening ur own shop, or like owning a franchise of weldricks for eg.
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    (Original post by D*Star)
    how can someone earn a independent pharmacy, i wanna do that but i dont no how too. is it like opening ur own shop, or like owning a franchise of weldricks for eg.
    I have no idea why you got negged for this, so I positive repped you to balance it out. :P
    My boss worked as a manager for a long time, building up experience and knowledge, also building capital i imagine. He then bought the property (an old Boots) and put a lot of work in. He stays up till the early hours working, you've got to remember that aside from being a pharmacist, you're in charge of the staff, wages, stock (shop and dispensary), business things like tax and insurance. I'm not exactly sure on the details.

    (Original post by Little Thorn)
    I can see in your spoiler than you already have an offer for a room.
    When did you get that may I ask? :confused:
    Hey, yeah I do. I applied on the 9th with my preference as Broadgate park, which is owned by a seperate firm to who owns campus halls. UPP own Broadgate, and they send offers out super fast. I got my offer on the 18th, sent details off and it was confirmed on the 20th. Good luck!!
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    (Original post by MattyC93)
    Good luck!!
    Thanks, hope I get my first choice.
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    (Original post by Little Thorn)
    Thanks, hope I get my first choice.
    You can take all the nicodine and vallium that you want for free...So who cares?


    What do pharmacists actually study?
    Where to find X drug and on which shelf you'll find Y pills?
    hahah
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    Fail troll is fail.
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    I am definately on this blud!!
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    I have applied for pharmacy this year too, just a couple of questions for anyone that can answer them. Basically information on industrial pharmacy salaries is difficult to get...by 60k+ how far can it actually go and is that depending on if you actually 'discover' something?

    Also with hospital pharmacy, it would be useful to know how bands go up in relation to age...ie to be a specialist / consultant, how far down the line is it? Thanks.
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    (Original post by ScaRR)
    I have applied for pharmacy this year too, just a couple of questions for anyone that can answer them. Basically information on industrial pharmacy salaries is difficult to get...by 60k+ how far can it actually go and is that depending on if you actually 'discover' something?

    Also with hospital pharmacy, it would be useful to know how bands go up in relation to age...ie to be a specialist / consultant, how far down the line is it? Thanks.
    Hi, I'm not sure about salaries, but I will say that my impressions of industrial pharmacists is that they don't "discover", they quality check, evaluate, carry out patient tests etc. I'm sure they aren't involved in the discovery phase. I may be horribly wrong!
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    (Original post by BenHur)

    Band 6 (newly qualified)
    £24,831 - £33,436

    Band 7 (specialist)
    £29,789 - £39,273
    I hope you don't mind but I have a question about the Bands.

    There's a big difference between £24k and £33k for a newly qualified pharmacist, does it mean that a newly qualified pharmacist would start on £24k and work up to £33k over a number of years, presuming they don't become a specialist pharmacist before they reach £33k?

    Or does it mean that £24k is the basic and that £33k is the maximum that can be earnt for a newly qualified pharmacist taking into account location, overtime, bank holiday pay etc?

    Or do you just get offered somewhere between those two figures based on luck and how much they like you at the interview, meaning there could be newly qualified pharmacists earning more than Specialist pharmacists?
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    you've got your answer already?
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    (Original post by jami74)
    I hope you don't mind but I have a question about the Bands.

    There's a big difference between £24k and £33k for a newly qualified pharmacist, does it mean that a newly qualified pharmacist would start on £24k and work up to £33k over a number of years, presuming they don't become a specialist pharmacist before they reach £33k?
    Yeah the first statement is right..All people who do the same job are grouped together in a pay band. Thus,the longer you have been in a particular job the higher pay you get. For example, the pay between a newly qualified with no year experience and someone with 3 years experience,though still in the same band, is varied.

    Hope this clarifies.
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    (Original post by ScaRR)
    I have applied for pharmacy this year too, just a couple of questions for anyone that can answer them. Basically information on industrial pharmacy salaries is difficult to get...by 60k+ how far can it actually go and is that depending on if you actually 'discover' something?

    Also with hospital pharmacy, it would be useful to know how bands go up in relation to age...ie to be a specialist / consultant, how far down the line is it? Thanks.
    In industry pharmacists typically work in the development phase, they don't discover drugs (that's done by medicinal chemists). And even for medicinal chemists you don't get paid for discovering something (even if it turns into a multibillion pound a year blockbuster) as it's often not simple to assign a single person as the inventor of a particular substance (drug discovery is all about working as a team). Salary in industry generally increases with experience/responsibility, though it increases mmore rapidly with responsibility than experience.

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    (Original post by BenHur)
    Pharmacy is a professional degree, so the contents of the course offered by all schools are the same ;regardless of their ranking.This is to say,whether you graduate from LSOP ,kings , Kingston or wherever, the salary scale is the same.So I'd say one should not worry where they should study

    NHS Salary Scale

    Band 5 (preregistation)
    £20,710

    Band 6 (newly qualified)
    £24,831 - £33,436

    Band 7 (specialist)
    £29,789 - £39,273

    Band 8a-d (advanced/consultant)
    £37,996 - £79,031

    Band 9 (manager)
    £75,383 - £95,333

    Community
    Pharmacist
    £30,000 - £60,000

    Industrial
    Pharmacist
    £25,000 - £60,000+
    Great post but your agenda for change band payments are out. This, http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details...lt.aspx?Id=766, is the new scale from 1st April (band 7 seems the same as this year but band 6 slightly higher hmmmm ...)
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    (Original post by ScaRR)

    Also with hospital pharmacy, it would be useful to know how bands go up in relation to age...ie to be a specialist / consultant, how far down the line is it? Thanks.
    You start as a band 6 pharmacist when you qualify, it then normally takes most pharmacists 2-3 years and the completion of a clinical diploma to advance to a band 7 pharmacist. After that it's very much variable - I've known pharmacist progress to band 8a posts after only a year or so of being a band 7. It is very variable and depends on jobs becoming available in the area in which you want to specialise in.
 
 
 
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