Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Salary

Generous salaries abound for Clinical Pharmacy Specialists in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($119K) per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Female Clinical Pharmacy Specialists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$106,778 - $136,962
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MEDIAN: $119,270
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$49.45 - $61.84
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MEDIAN: $56.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$106,778 - $136,962  
   
Bonus
$509  
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$106,093 - $135,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Hourly Rate
$49.45 - $61.84  
   
Overtime
$65.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$509  
   
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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$106,093 - $135,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist


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Many Clinical Pharmacy Specialists move into Clinical Pharmacist roles. Clinical Pharmacists seem to make a little less than Clinical Pharmacy Specialists as their salaries average out to $105K a year.

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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.


Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $117K per year. Clinical Pharmacy Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $124K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $121K.

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Key Stats for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲4%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$119,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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