Locum Pharmacist Rates & Getting Paid

There aren’t many people who work for the fun of it. Let’s be honest, we care about salary and hourly rates, and we want to know how our employers are going to uphold their end of the employment contract. This is especially true for part time and temporary workers, such as locum pharmacists.

What’s important to know is that when you apply for and book shifts through Locate a Locum, it’s not us that pays you. That’s up to your employer, or hiring pharmacy, whichever terminology you’re more comfortable with.

Another misconception is that Locate a Locum set the rates available on our platform. This isn’t the case. Hiring pharmacies advertise shifts and they set the rates. These are not Locate a Locum rates, they are the rates that said pharmacies are willing to pay. We don’t take a cut of this, nor are there any hidden charges involved for you guys, the locums.

When you’re getting paid by pharmacies, there are a variety of processes, depending on where you’ve worked.

Check out the simple table below to get the info you need on how to claim payment from these participating pharmacies. Although we don’t physically pay you, we will try to facilitate the payment process. If you’re not paid on time, let us know and we’ll contact the employer.

Pharmacy Name Payment Process


  • Invoice required
  • Complete a registration form before your shift
  • Coplete payment set up form
  • Payment via BACS within 14 days


  • No invoice required
  • Payment via BACS within 14 days
  • All your relevant documentation needs to be with Well for payment to occur within this timeframe.


  • No invoice required
  • Payments made each Friday following your shift

Day Lewis

  • Invoice required
  • Payment via BACS on the last working day of each month (can take 3-5 days to appear in your account)

Independent Pharmacy

  • Depends on the independent pharmacy
  • Have an invoice ready
  • Contact pharmacy prior to the start of the shift for more information.

Any questions? Get in touch with us on 020 7859 4613 and we’ll help you in any way that we can!

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Thanks for reading, have a great day!
Locate a Locum Team