I am giving final salary figures according to 6th and 7th pay commission pay-scale for MCD, DTC, ESIC, Railway pharmacist and various state pharmacists, Without going into details like how to calculate salary .
The easiest method to find your salary is by looking at grade pay and in most cases multiply it by 10 to get in hand salary, but this not always true. In most central and delhi government and some other state departments pharmacist are appointed at payscale of 2800. After two year probation pharmacist appointed at grade pay 2800 get promoted to grade pay of 4200. LIke in MCD, NDMC, ESIC hospitals etc
Further there is good chance that in future pharmacist will draw higher grade pay , because currently they are underpaid as per qualification, and reforms are bound to happen.
Pharmacist Starting salary at grade pay scale of 2800
Let’s first see salary as per sixth pay commission. Starting salary at grade pay 2800 for two years was 35000. This was gross salaray of government pharmacist in category A cities like delhi , mumbai banglore etc. About 5000 is cut,mostly for provident fund and some for health benefits etc. So entry level starting salary was about 30000 in-hand .
For B category towns reduce 1500, reduce further 1500 for C category very small town, and further 1500 for rural area to calculate approximate starting salary.
Now seventh pay commission is implemented by most departments, so 2800 grade pay scale will give about 45000 gross salary and about 40000 in hand to Pharmacist.
Pharmacist Starting salary at grade pay scale of 4200
Now come to grade pay 4200. This grade pay is given from first month in DTC, but mostly the people with grade pay 2800 are promoted to 4200 after two years.
Starting salary at grade pay 4200 for pharmacist was 42000 . This was gross salary of government pharmacist in category A cities like delhi , mumbai banglore etc. About 5000 is cut,mostly for provident fund and some for health benefits etc. So in-hand entry level starting salary was about 37000
For B category towns reduce 2000, reduce further 2000 for c category very small town, and further 2000 for rural area to calculate approximate starting salary.
Now seventh pay commission is implemented by most departments . 4200 grade pharmacist pay scale will give you about 58000 gross salary and about 52000 in-hand after two years of working at 2800 grade pay, this include 3 percent increment every year.
Further as per your department policy you will be entitled to further promotion in about 10 years to grade pay 4600. At this grade pay salary is 10000 more than grade pay 4200.
Lower salary of pharmacists in many states departments
Many states departments on the other hand give much less consolidated salaries. Say10000 to 15000 for pharmacist, like in gujarat, westbengal etc. Contract pharmacist also draw salary in this range. If lesser grade pay like 1900 is mentioned multilied it by 10 to get state department pharmacist approximate salary. So for states pharmacist see notification of post vacancy if you will get entry pay of 2800 or you will get less salary.
Government pharmacist basic pay increase 3 percent every year, and allowances are revised with inflation rate.
Please note that above government pharmacist salary figures are approximate values.
Also your salary will vary about +- 1000 rupees from above figures due to different allowances in different departments.
in midterm future there are chances that pay scales of pharmacists will increase after reforms.