Clinical Pharmacist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Clinical Pharmacist is $107,997 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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$90,193 - $126,926
(Median)
90K
MEDIAN: $107,997
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Clinical Pharmacist Total Pay (?
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$45.53 - $63.85
(Median)
46
64
MEDIAN: $53.00
10%
90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$90,193 - $126,926  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
Profit Sharing
$404.06 - $6,286  
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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$92,277 - $133,098  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 924
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$45.53 - $63.85  
   
Overtime
$37.50 - $94.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
   
Profit Sharing
$404.06 - $6,286  
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).
)
$92,277 - $133,098  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 924
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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
up arrow 16%
San Francisco
up arrow 16%
Washington
up arrow 5%
Seattle
up arrow 3%
Atlanta
0%
National Average
$110,000
Baltimore
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Houston
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Boston
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Clinical Pharmacist Salaries

National Average
$110,000

Skills That Affect Clinical Pharmacist Salaries

Pharmacotherapy
up arrow 4%
Oncology
up arrow 4%
Critical Care
up arrow 2%
Pediatrics
up arrow 1%
Managed Care
0%
National Average
$110,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%
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