Average Hourly Rate for Walgreen's Pharmacy Employees

Employees of Walgreen's Pharmacy bring in an average of $11.97 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $20.19. The most important factor affecting pay for Walgreen's Pharmacy employees is what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and geography play a role 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 approximately $58.28 per hour. Senior Certified Pharmacy Technicians are a close second at $14.44 along with Senior Pharmacy Technicians ($14.43) and Retail Shift Supervisors ($12.39). Cashiers at Walgreen's Pharmacy do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $8.96 on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $13.83 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Walgreen's Pharmacy employees (54 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $11.37 per hour on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $12.27 per hour) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Miami, Fla. (around $12.26), Orlando, Fla. ($11.87), and Houston, Texas ($11.73) are the next top-paying cities. At about $11.43, St. Louis, Mo. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to approximately $13.96 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Immunization Pharmacists earn $59.65 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. It pays to have a Certificate (Cert), Pre-Pharmacy at Walgreen's Pharmacy — these employees make the most at $18.00 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Inventory Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $12.66 per hour. A garden variety skill at Walgreen's Pharmacy is Customer Service; a majority of Walgreen's Pharmacy's people use it regularly. Key skills also include Retail Pharmacy, Data Entry, and Insurance.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Walgreen's Pharmacy; the company rewards only one in five survey participants with paid vacation time and only 8 percent with sick leave. A majority of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the larger part of respondents, and just over a half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Walgreen's Pharmacy


71 %
29 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $14
Hourly Rate
$9 - $14
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 250 votes.

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