Average Hourly Rate for Wal-Mart Pharmacy Employees

Wal-Mart Pharmacy laborers see wages hovering around $12.71 per hour. Adding overtime bumps the median up to $21.03. Though how long you've been working does impact pay, your job title is the primary influence on employee salary at Wal-Mart Pharmacy. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Wal-Mart Pharmacy
Hourly Rate Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Pharmacy Technician (9)
$8.72 - $17.18  
[-]Pharmacy Technician (9)
Hourly Rate$8.72 - $17.18  
[+]Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) (7)
$8.74 - $17.28  
[+]Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) (7)
Hourly Rate$8.74 - $17.28  
[+]Pharmacist (3)
$45.99 - $66.07  
[+]Pharmacist (3)
Hourly Rate$45.99 - $66.07  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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About This Company

702 Southwest 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716


Retail, Variety Stores, Department Stores

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Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $12.03 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (53 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $11.87 per hour on average.


By state, Missouri offers the highest pay at $14.69 per hour.


Pharmacists earn the highest median pay at around $59.80 per hour, followed by Pharmacy Interns ($14.00), Certified Pharmacy Technicians (about $12.02), and Pharmacy Technicians (approximately $11.36).

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Immunization Pharmacists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $61.04 per hour. Wal-Mart Pharmacy compensates Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy-holders the most at around $40.55 per hour.


When it comes to skills, Data Entry seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $13.70 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Retail Pharmacy; the greater part consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Customer Service, Medicaid & Medicare Billing, and Inventory Management.

Benefits and Perks

Most survey participants save for retirement through Wal-Mart Pharmacy's 401(k) plan. Benefits include paid time off, but Wal-Mart Pharmacy hands out more vacation days than sick days; over one-half of workers report receiving the former, but only half of respondents report receiving the latter. For a solid majority of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and nearly two in five workers get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are a stock purchase plan, life insurance, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Wal-Mart Pharmacy


80 %
20 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $14
Hourly Rate
$11 - $60
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
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