What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Average Hourly Rate for Walgreen's Pharmacy Employees

Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $20.11), people who work for Walgreen's Pharmacy earn a median wage of $12.16 per hour. Your role at the company influences pay for Walgreen's Pharmacy workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and geography. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

Read More

How This Employer Pays

Walgreen's Pharmacy typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: Walgreen's Pharmacy
Hourly Rate Range by Job

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

About This Company

United States of America 


Walgreens Drug Store, Walgreen's Drug Store

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY


Pharmacists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $55.90 per hour on average; Senior Pharmacy Technicians are next on the list, bringing in close to $15.18, followed by Senior Certified Pharmacy Technicians earning approximately $14.41 and Retail Shift Supervisors making $11.83. On the lower end are Cashiers at about $9.79 on average.

Years of Experience

Average pay is $13.69 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Walgreen's Pharmacy workforce (45 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $11.23 per hour.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.76 per hour) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Baltimore, Md. (approximately $14.20), Fort Worth, Texas ($13.75), and Miami, Fla. ($12.29) are the next top-paying cities. At about $11.00, Richmond, Va. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Walgreen's Pharmacy workers in California earn the most — around $14.75 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Immunization Pharmacists, who make $57.99 per hour. At Walgreen's Pharmacy, employees who hold a medical degree receive the highest pay at $56.53.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Inventory Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $13.67 per hour. Retail Pharmacy is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; a majority of Walgreen's Pharmacy's people use it regularly. Customer Service, Data Entry, and Insurance were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about a third of employees receiving paid vacation and close to one-fourth of workers receiving sick leave. A strong majority of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for a fair number of survey participants and dental coverage for a majority of employees. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, stock options, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Walgreen's Pharmacy Job Listings

We were unable to find any job listings. With PayScale's Job Search Engine you can search one of the web's most comprehensive job listings databases, so give it a try.

Search for more jobs:

Key Stats for Walgreen's Pharmacy


69 %
31 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $15
Hourly Rate
$9 - $18
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 145 votes.
United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.