Pharmacists rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $56.64; Senior Pharmacy Technicians come in second with typical earnings amounting to about $15.66, while Senior Certified Pharmacy Technicians and Retail Shift Supervisors rank near the top as well ($14.31 and $11.68, respectively). On the lower end are Cashiers at $9.92.
Years of Experience
Average pay is typically approximately $13.39 for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (44 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home $11.05 per hour.
Median pay is highest in San Antonio (about $14.48 per hour), followed by Miami ($13.55), Cincinnati ($13.29), and Chicago (approximately $12.34). High paychecks are not found in Houston; in fact, at around $11.49 it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across Walgreen's Pharmacy's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home $15.26 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Immunization Pharmacists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $57.70. Earning a Registered Immunization Pharmacist certification garners significant financial rewards of $57.19 per hour. Walgreen's Pharmacy workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy are also well compensated, earning approximately $60.98 on average.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Insurance; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $13.49. Retail Pharmacy is a popular skill among Walgreen's Pharmacy workers, with just over a half of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Customer Service, Data Entry, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one-half of workers receiving paid vacation and over a third of workers receiving sick leave. Most workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Walgreen's Pharmacy provides health insurance to a fair portion of workers, and a majority of workers do receive dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a stock purchase plan, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.