Hospital Pharmacist Salary

Average Hospital Pharmacists in the United States make around $53.64 per hour. For the most part, Hospital Pharmacists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Hospital Pharmacists (55 percent) survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$77,890 - $136,755
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MEDIAN: $107,987
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$43.36 - $63.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$77,890 - $136,755  
   
Bonus
$4,913  
Total Pay (?
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$85,248 - $134,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$43.36 - $63.84  
   
Overtime
$4.57 - $99.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$4,913  
   
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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$85,248 - $134,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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Job Description for Hospital Pharmacist

Hospital pharmacists dispense medicines in a hospital environment. In some positions, they make rounds in order to dispense medicine to in-patients, and it is also common to prepare solutions for things such as IVs and chemotherapy. If changes in patients' conditions are noticed, these pharmacists will have the discretion to relay them to the patient’s medical provider. It is important to be able to communicate clearly with other medical staff so that the best care can be administered, and medical professionals should always be informed about medication details as soon as possible.

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Hospital Pharmacist Tasks

  • 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.
  • May collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review and evaluate patient effectiveness.
  • Educate patient on medication use, storage and side effects.
  • Solicit information from patients regarding past and current medication to prevent drug interactions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Pharmacist

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


Hospital Pharmacists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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 $105K per year. Hospital Pharmacists see a median salary of $122K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Hospital Pharmacists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Key Stats for Hospital Pharmacist

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Hospital Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$111,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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