Locum pharmacist rates have been a hot topic within the pharmacy industry for the last few years. Due to various factors, the demand for locum pharmacists is at an all-time high, and this increased demand is impacting locum rates.

In our latest rates study, we take an in-depth look at the trends in locum pharmacist rates between the 1st of July and the 30th of September 2022 (Q3) in comparison to Q2 2022.

This aims to establish how the locum pharmacist market is reacting to the current volatile and unpredictable economic environment.


We analysed over 56,610 locum pharmacist shifts booked on the Locate a Locum platform between the 1st of July and the 30th of September 2022. With this data, we could analyse the average locum pharmacist rate of booked/worked shifts. These findings were sorted by region and city (Top 50 cities in the UK based on population). In the interest of complete accuracy, rates were taken from booked/worked shifts by locum pharmacists for one year.

Using this data gives a clear picture of supply and demand by region and city. We also compare the rates in the latest sample to the regional data from Q2 in 2022, in which we used the same methodology, this allows us to accurately gauge the rates rise by region.

Locum rate national overview

The UK average rate increased by 3.7% to £38.86 on the previous quarter (April-June). This is slightly behind the UK’s national average weekly wage growth of 5.2% according to the latest ONS figures.

Join our LinkedIn webinar Thursday 8th December at 7 pm

We will cover:

  • Exclusive Rates Study 2022 Discussion & Reveal (Attendees receive full white paper)
  • Find out how rates have changed in your region/city
  • Factors impacting locum pharmacist rates
  • Data Deep dive
  • What does the future hold?
  • Rates Q&A

Register for our LinkedIn webinar to find out the full regional breakdown and a breakdown by city/region.

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Locate a Locum Team