Average Hourly Rate for Walgreen's Pharmacy Employees

The average pay for Walgreen's Pharmacy employees is $12.08 per hour. With overtime, that gets bumped up to $20.11. Walgreen's Pharmacy paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though your experience level and geography are also considered. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Pharmacists earn the highest median pay at $55.60 per hour, followed by Senior Pharmacy Technicians ($15.18), Senior Certified Pharmacy Technicians (approximately $14.12), and Retail Shift Supervisors (around $11.93). Among the lower-paid positions at Walgreen's Pharmacy are Cashiers — the median salary for this role approaches about $9.01.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Walgreen's Pharmacy for between five and 10 years earn $13.42 per hour on average. The largest fraction of Walgreen's Pharmacy people (46 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $11.21 per hour on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $14.76 per hour) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Fort Worth, Texas ($13.75), Miami, Fla. ($12.29), and Baltimore, Md. (around $11.75) are the next top-paying cities. At about $11.00, Richmond, Va. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Walgreen's Pharmacy employees make the most in California, earning $14.41 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Immunization Pharmacists, who make $58.16 per hour. Walgreen's Pharmacy workers who hold a medical degree are also well compensated, earning approximately $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 $13.48 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Walgreen's Pharmacy is Customer Service, with the greater part considering it a key competency. Many workers usually know Retail Pharmacy, Data Entry, and Insurance as well.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Walgreen's Pharmacy can sometimes lack paid time off; one in three survey participants get paid vacation days, and a quarter of employees receive paid sick leave. A fair number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a strong majority of survey participants, and the larger part of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, stock options, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Walgreen's Pharmacy


69 %
31 %
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$9 - $15
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$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 133 votes.

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