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Average Hourly Rate for Walgreen's Pharmacy Employees

Walgreen's Pharmacy laborers see wages hovering around $12.20 per hour, excluding $19.47 for overtime. Though how long you've been working and your city are influential salary factors for those at Walgreen's Pharmacy, your role at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: Walgreen's Pharmacy
Hourly Rate Range by Job
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[-]Pharmacy Technician (169)
$9.02 - $16.02  
[-]Pharmacy Technician (169)
Overtime$1.00 - $26.23  
Hourly Rate$9.02 - $16.02  
[+]Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) (112)
$9.83 - $14.15  
[+]Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) (112)
Overtime$7.34 - $26.82  
Hourly Rate$9.83 - $14.15  
[+]Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician (61)
$11.75 - $18.40  
[+]Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician (61)
Overtime$17.14 - $30.14  
Hourly Rate$11.75 - $18.40  
[+]Pharmacist (38)
$49.05 - $63.43  
[+]Pharmacist (38)
Overtime$31.39 - $83.30  
Hourly Rate$49.05 - $63.43  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 684
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Bringing in the most money are Pharmacists — their earnings average $56.64. Senior Pharmacy Technicians are a close second at about $15.66 along with Senior Certified Pharmacy Technicians ($14.31) and Retail Shift Supervisors (approximately $11.68). Cashiers at Walgreen's Pharmacy do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $9.92) at the company.

Years of Experience

Average pay is typically $13.39 for those with five or more years experience. Broadly speaking, the largest slice of the Walgreen's Pharmacy workforce (44 percent) has a tenure of one to four years and earns $11.05 per hour.


Median pay is highest in San Antonio ($14.48 per hour), followed by Miami ($13.55), Cincinnati (about $13.29), and Chicago (around $12.34). High paychecks are not found in Houston; in fact, at approximately $11.49 it is one of the worst-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; pay there average to $15.26 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Immunization Pharmacist s are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $57.70. Registered Immunization Pharmacists with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at around $57.19 per hour. Walgreen's Pharmacy compensates Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy-holders the most at about $60.98 per hour.


Employees who count Insurance among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $13.49. A common skill in Walgreen's Pharmacy's work force is Retail Pharmacy; just over a half of survey participants report using it on the job. Customer Service, Data Entry, and Customer Relations round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

One-half of workers have paid vacation, and only about 36 percent can take paid time off for illness. A 401(k) program is available, and most workers use it to save for retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a fair portion of workers, and a majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Perks also include life insurance, a stock purchase plan, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.

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