Pharmacists earn the highest median pay at $55.60 per hour, followed by Senior Pharmacy Technicians ($15.18), Senior Certified Pharmacy Technicians (approximately $14.12), and Retail Shift Supervisors (around $11.93). Among the lower-paid positions at Walgreen's Pharmacy are Cashiers — the median salary for this role approaches about $9.01.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Walgreen's Pharmacy for between five and 10 years earn $13.42 per hour on average. The largest fraction of Walgreen's Pharmacy people (46 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $11.21 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $14.76 per hour) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Fort Worth, Texas ($13.75), Miami, Fla. ($12.29), and Baltimore, Md. (around $11.75) are the next top-paying cities. At about $11.00, Richmond, Va. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Walgreen's Pharmacy employees make the most in California, earning $14.41 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Immunization Pharmacists, who make $58.16 per hour. Walgreen's Pharmacy workers who hold a medical degree are also well compensated, earning approximately $55.59 on average.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Inventory Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $13.48 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Walgreen's Pharmacy is Customer Service, with the greater part considering it a key competency. Many workers usually know Retail Pharmacy, Data Entry, and Insurance as well.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Walgreen's Pharmacy can sometimes lack paid time off; one in three survey participants get paid vacation days, and a quarter of employees receive paid sick leave. A fair number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a strong majority of survey participants, and the larger part of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, stock options, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.