Average Hourly Rate for Walgreen's Pharmacy Employees

Walgreen's Pharmacy workers earn an average of $12.06 per hour normally and $19.11 during overtime hours. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at Walgreen's Pharmacy, but your experience level and geography affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Bringing in the most money are Pharmacists — their earnings average about $56.14 per hour. Senior Pharmacy Technicians are a close second at around $14.81 along with Senior Certified Pharmacy Technicians ($14.11) and Retail Shift Supervisors ($12.02). On the lower end are Cashiers at approximately $8.88 on average.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $13.32 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Walgreen's Pharmacy employees (46 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $11.20 per hour on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.76 per hour) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Fort Worth, Texas (around $13.75), Baltimore, Md. ($11.75), and Nashville, Tenn. (approximately $11.48) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $10.74) in Houston, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. Walgreen's Pharmacy workers in California earn the most — $13.95 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Immunization Pharmacists receive bigger paychecks (around $58.52 per hour) than those without credentials. Walgreen's Pharmacy workers who hold a medical degree are also well compensated, earning $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 $13.10 per hour. A common skill in Walgreen's Pharmacy's work force is Customer Service; the greater part of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers usually know Retail Pharmacy, Data Entry, and Insurance as well.

Benefits and Perks

31 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in five survey participants get sick leave. A solid majority of respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Walgreen's Pharmacy sponsors. A strong majority of workers can count on health insurance, and the larger part of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a stock purchase plan, stock options, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Walgreen's Pharmacy


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$10 - $18
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 128 votes.

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