The average pay for a Clinical Pharmacist is $105,409 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Clinical Pharmacist Total Pay (?
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$89,368 - $124,973
(Median)
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120K
MEDIAN: $105,408
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Clinical Pharmacist Total Pay (?
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$44.81 - $63.30
(Median)
45
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MEDIAN: $52.00
10%
75%
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$89,368 - $124,973  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,964  
Profit Sharing
$410.22 - $11,836  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$91,241 - $131,636  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 985
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$44.81 - $63.30  
   
Overtime
$35.35 - $92.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,964  
   
Profit Sharing
$410.22 - $11,836  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$91,241 - $131,636  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 985
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Job Description for Clinical Pharmacist
A clinical pharmacist typically is in charge of providing services to the division director, such as assisting with continuing education programs for pharmacy students, health care services, or medical staff. A clinical pharmacist also advises physicians on drug usage and dose control in hospitals/clinics as well. Specifically, a clinical pharmacist must advise physicians on any and all dangers of various drugs, list their side effects, and help them determine the correct dosages for the patient. Additionally, a clinical pharmacist normally coordinates the pharmacy technician’s duties, such as labeling/delivering various medications or supplies, making sure drugs are recorded and delivered, and preparing of drugs. Sometimes, a clinical pharmacist must serve in a mentorship role through means such as training pharmacy residents in practical/theoretical knowledge and facilitating direct, supervised experience. In some instances, a clinical pharmacist must attend various seminars, conventions, and conferences.
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Clinical Pharmacist Tasks
  • Educate patient on medication use, storage and side effects.
  • Solicit information from patients regarding past and current medication to prevent drug interactions.
  • May collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review and evaluate patient effectiveness.
  • Analyze prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions.
  • Dispense and review prescriptions to ensure accuracy, and compliance with professional, state and federal regulatory requirements.
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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Pharmacist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Washington
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National Average
$109,000
Philadelphia
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St. Louis
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Dallas
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Chicago
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Houston
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Boston
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Clinical Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$109,000

Skills That Affect Clinical Pharmacist Salaries

Critical Care
up arrow 2%
Oncology
up arrow 2%
Internal Medicine
up arrow 1%
National Average
$109,000
Pediatrics
up arrow 3%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 188 votes.
Gender
Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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