Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Salary

Clinical Pharmacy Specialists in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $118K per year on average. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Clinical Pharmacy Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Clinical Pharmacy Specialists who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 60 percent. A large number have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$105,558 - $135,338
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MEDIAN: $118,430
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$49.45 - $61.84
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$105,558 - $135,338  
   
Bonus
$1,952  
Total Pay (?
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$105,716 - $134,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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
$1,952  
   
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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$105,716 - $134,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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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Although many Clinical Pharmacy Specialists transition into Clinical Pharmacist roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $105K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 31 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Clinical Pharmacy Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 17 salaries. A Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 12 salaries.

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Key Stats for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲5%

Late-Career
▲2%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$118,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 11%
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