Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Salary

Clinical Pharmacy Specialists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $112K annually. Work is enjoyable for Clinical Pharmacy Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. Female Clinical Pharmacy Specialists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals.

$95,014 - $127,688
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MEDIAN: $112,335
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$15.36 - $61.58
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MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$95,014 - $127,688  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,500  
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$90,829 - $127,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$15.36 - $61.58  
   
Overtime
$30.19  
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$0.00 - $11,500  
   
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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$90,829 - $127,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Job Description for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Clinical pharmacy specialists are generally responsible for designing and brainstorming new educational programs and activities to help pharmaceutical employees expand their knowledge of clinical drugs. They may also occasionally be responsible for educating other health professionals, such as doctors, nurses, and health care providers about the clinical uses of a variety of medications.

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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 go on to become Clinical Pharmacists may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Clinical Pharmacist, an upper-level role, pays $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.


Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $109K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $119K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Clinical Pharmacy Specialists report making only $115K on average.

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Experience Affects Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$113,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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