Average Hourly Rate for Wal-Mart Pharmacy Employees

Median pay for Wal-Mart Pharmacy workers sits around $12.58 per hour, and overtime compensation can push that up to $21.03. For the most part, employee paychecks at Wal-Mart Pharmacy fluctuate depending on your role at the company; your experience level also matters, but to a lesser degree. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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Employer: Wal-Mart Pharmacy
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Pharmacy Technician (12)
$8.17 - $19.15  
[-]Pharmacy Technician (12)
Hourly Rate$8.17 - $19.15  
[+]Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) (9)
$8.86 - $17.08  
[+]Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) (9)
Hourly Rate$8.86 - $17.08  
[+]Pharmacist (3)
$43.59 - $67.43  
[+]Pharmacist (3)
Hourly Rate$43.59 - $67.43  
[+]Pharmacy Intern (2)
$10.42 - $19.62  
[+]Pharmacy Intern (2)
Hourly Rate$10.42 - $19.62  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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 who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to $11.94. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Wal-Mart Pharmacy employees (52 percent) have one to four years of experience and typically earn about $11.87 per hour.


The highest pay by state can be found in Missouri, where pay average out at approximately $14.69 per hour.


Earning $59.80 on average, Pharmacists receive the most money, followed by Pharmacy Interns (around $14.00), Certified Pharmacy Technicians ($12.02), and Pharmacy Technicians ($11.57).

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach about $61.04 for Certified Immunization Pharmacists; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Pharmacy Technician is rewarded at $12.11 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy; Wal-Mart Pharmacy awards approximately $40.55 to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Data Entry among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $13.43. A common skill in Wal-Mart Pharmacy's work force is Retail Pharmacy; more than half of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Customer Service, Medicaid & Medicare Billing, and Inventory Management.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only half of workers. A solid majority of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. For a fair portion of workers, benefits include health insurance, and close to two-fifths of 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


78 %
22 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $14
Hourly Rate
$11 - $59
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 13 votes.

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