Average Hourly Rate for Walgreen's Pharmacy Employees

Employees of Walgreen's Pharmacy bring in an average of $12.20 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $19.47. The most important factor affecting pay for Walgreen's Pharmacy employees is your role at the company, though how long you've been working and geography play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Walgreen's Pharmacy
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Pharmacy Technician (164)
$8.98 - $15.96  
[-]Pharmacy Technician (164)
Overtime$0.00 - $26.50  
Hourly Rate$8.98 - $15.96  
[+]Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) (109)
$9.82 - $14.43  
[+]Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) (109)
Overtime$3.75 - $27.00  
Hourly Rate$9.82 - $14.43  
[+]Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician (58)
$11.66 - $18.53  
[+]Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician (58)
Overtime$17.01 - $30.36  
Hourly Rate$11.66 - $18.53  
[+]Pharmacist (39)
$49.13 - $63.30  
[+]Pharmacist (39)
Overtime$31.39 - $83.30  
Hourly Rate$49.13 - $63.30  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 671
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About This Company

United States of America 


Walgreens Drug Store, Walgreen's Drug Store

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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.

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Key Stats for Walgreen's Pharmacy


70 %
30 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $15
Hourly Rate
$9 - $17
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 178 votes.

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