Pharmacy assistants or aides make an average hourly wage of $12.28 as of May 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The mean annual salary for this occupation is $25,540.
Hourly wages and annual salaries are higher for pharmacy assistants who work in physician's offices, notes the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wages and salaries tend to be lower for pharmacy assistants who work in department stores, grocery stores, and health and personal care stores. The top-paying geographic location for pharmacy assistants is the District of Columbia, while pharmacy assistants in the rural areas of southern Arkansas make the lowest wages. Wages for this occupation are increasing at a rate of 1.1 percent per year.