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Hospital Pharmacist Salary

Median pay for Hospital Pharmacists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $52.11 per hour. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$78,044 - $123,680
(Median)
$78K
$100K
$120K
MEDIAN: $103,111
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$44.37 - $60.53
(Median)
$44
$52
$61
MEDIAN: $52.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$78,044 - $123,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,061  
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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$86,688 - $127,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$44.37 - $60.53  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $90.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,061  
   
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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$86,688 - $127,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152

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Job Description for Hospital Pharmacist

A hospital pharmacist is a licensed pharmacist that works based in a hospital pharmacy providing services to patients registered within the hospital. To become a hospital pharmacist, a doctorate degree in pharmacy is required, and can take up to 8 years to complete. Licensing by the state board of pharmacy is also required to practice. The role of the hospital pharmacist is extensive. The hospital pharmacist obtains a list of medications taken at home from each patient, and compares each to currently prescribed medications during the hospital stay to prevent any drug interactions. The hospital pharmacist also educates patients regarding proper use and side effects of medications. The hospital pharmacist serves as a resource to medical staff for medication indications, dosages, side effects, and general prescribing information. The hospital pharmacist works in tandem with medical providers to implement and monitor pharmaceutical therapies, and evaluate patient responses to medications. The hospital pharmacist also supervises other pharmacy staff, such as pharmacy technicians, pharmacy assistants and pharmacy interns. The hospital pharmacist enters medication orders into the computer system, and either prepares the medication or assigns it to assistive personnel to prepare. The hospital pharmacist has the final role in reviewing each prescription and medication for accuracy before it leaves the pharmacy. Hospital pharmacists must be aware of and function within the means of state and federal laws and regulations. Working hours may vary, as hospital pharmacies are always open.


Hospital Pharmacist Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Pharmacist

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $102K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $107K. Hospital Pharmacists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $113K. Hospital Pharmacists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $115K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$107,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%
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