Average Hourly Rate for Walgreen's Pharmacy Employees

Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $20.11), people who work for Walgreen's Pharmacy earn a median wage of $12.08 per hour. For the most part, employee paychecks at Walgreen's Pharmacy fluctuate depending on what you do at the company; your experience level and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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The highest paychecks go to Pharmacists, who earn an average $55.60 per hour, closely trailed by Senior Pharmacy Technicians (around $15.18), Senior Certified Pharmacy Technicians ($14.12), and Retail Shift Supervisors ($11.93). Cashiers make an average approximately $9.01, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of about $13.42 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Walgreen's Pharmacy folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $11.21 per hour.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.76 per hour) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Fort Worth, Texas ($13.75), Miami, Fla. ($12.29), and Baltimore, Md. (approximately $11.75) are the next top-paying cities. Richmond, Va. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $11.00. By state, California offers the highest pay at $14.41 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $58.16 per hour for Certified Immunization Pharmacists; non-accredited workers make much less. Walgreen's Pharmacy compensates medical degree-holders the most at $55.59 per hour.


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 $13.48 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; the larger part of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Retail Pharmacy, Data Entry, and Insurance.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Walgreen's Pharmacy gives paid vacation days to one in three survey participants and sick leave to one in four respondents. A strong majority of respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Perks cover health insurance for a fair number of survey participants and dental coverage for the larger part of employees. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, stock options, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

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31 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $15
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$9 - $18

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

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