Pharmacists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $55.90 per hour on average; Senior Pharmacy Technicians are next on the list, bringing in close to $15.18, followed by Senior Certified Pharmacy Technicians earning approximately $14.41 and Retail Shift Supervisors making $11.83. On the lower end are Cashiers at about $9.79 on average.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $13.69 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Walgreen's Pharmacy workforce (45 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $11.23 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.76 per hour) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Baltimore, Md. (approximately $14.20), Fort Worth, Texas ($13.75), and Miami, Fla. ($12.29) are the next top-paying cities. At about $11.00, Richmond, Va. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Walgreen's Pharmacy workers in California earn the most — around $14.75 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Immunization Pharmacists, who make $57.99 per hour. At Walgreen's Pharmacy, employees who hold a medical degree receive the highest pay at $56.53.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Inventory Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $13.67 per hour. Retail Pharmacy is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; a majority of Walgreen's Pharmacy's people use it regularly. Customer Service, Data Entry, and Insurance were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about a third of employees receiving paid vacation and close to one-fourth of workers receiving sick leave. A strong majority of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for a fair number of survey participants and dental coverage for a majority of employees. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, stock options, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.