Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Wal-Mart Pharmacy for between five and 10 years earn $12.70 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Wal-Mart Pharmacy employees (57 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $12.09 per hour on average.
Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to about $36.75 per hour.
Pharmacists represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $59.80 per hour — though Pharmacy Technicians and Certified Pharmacy Technicians also do fairly well at $12.32 and around $11.97, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Immunization Pharmacists, who make approximately $61.04 per hour. Wal-Mart Pharmacy workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning around $40.55 on average.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Data Entry; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $13.44 per hour. Retail Pharmacy is regularly seen around here; a majority of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Three more common skills are Customer Service, Medicaid & Medicare Billing, and Insurance.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits include paid time off, but Wal-Mart Pharmacy hands out more vacation days than sick days; slightly more than half of workers report receiving the former, but only one-half of workers report receiving the latter. A 401(k) program is available, and a large number of workers use it to save for retirement. A majority of respondents report having health insurance, and just over two-fifths of workers report having dental coverage. Wal-Mart Pharmacy also dishes out privileges such as a stock purchase plan, life insurance, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.