Average Hourly Rate for Walgreen's Pharmacy Employees

Median pay for Walgreen's Pharmacy workers sits around $12.21 per hour, and overtime compensation can push that up to $19.77. For the most part, employee paychecks at Walgreen's Pharmacy fluctuate depending on what you do at the company; how long you've been working and where you live also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Pharmacists earn the highest median pay at $58.53 per hour, followed by Senior Certified Pharmacy Technicians (around $14.65), Senior Pharmacy Technicians ($14.52), and Retail Shift Supervisors (about $12.47). Cashiers make an average $9.05, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $13.81 per hour. The largest fraction of Walgreen's Pharmacy people (56 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $11.55 per hour on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($12.65 per hour) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; St. Louis, Mo. (approximately $12.64), Orlando, Fla. (about $12.01), and Las Vegas, Nev. ($12.01) are the next top-paying cities. San Antonio, Texas is near the bottom for pay at $11.66. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where pay average out at $14.28 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Immunization Pharmacists earn around $59.57 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. It pays to have a Certificate (Cert), Pre-Pharmacy at Walgreen's Pharmacy — these employees make the most at about $18.00 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Inventory Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $12.65 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; a majority of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Retail Pharmacy, Data Entry, and Insurance round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only one in four survey participants receiving paid vacation and 8 percent receiving paid sick days. The larger part of employees save for retirement through Walgreen's Pharmacy's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for the larger part of survey participants and dental coverage for over one-half of workers. Walgreen's Pharmacy employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, and stock options.

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$9 - $14

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 281 votes.
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