Clinical Pharmacy Specialists receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $118K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Female Clinical Pharmacy Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $118,428
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$45.30 - $64.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$104,705 - $135,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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$45.30 - $64.06  
   
Overtime
$49.38  
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$104,705 - $135,155  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Clinical pharmacy specialists are responsible for the pharmaceutical care of patients within a patient care team, as well as drug therapy, control/analysis of prescriptions, drug monitoring, and remediation of any adverse side effects. These specialists also provide advice regarding medication safety and practices within the organization and ensure that employees follow all established policies and procedures within the department, as well as all state and federal regulations. Other duties include counseling patients, providing basic patient care services, participating in developing policies and procedures, and serving as a mentor to pharmacy residents, students, and interns.

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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Tasks

  • Communicate with caregivers and patients to ensure flow of information and safe drug administration.
  • Check for interactions and problems, ensuring safety of patients.
  • Review, prepare, dispense and document medications.
  • Interact across departments to improve patient quality of care and drug safety.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist


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Clinical Pharmacy Specialists who take on a higher-level position such as Clinical Pharmacist may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Clinical Pharmacists on average bring home $105K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $115K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. After working for 10 to 20 years, Clinical Pharmacy Specialists make a median salary of $123K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $121K.

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Key Stats for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
041
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$119,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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