Average Hospital Pharmacists in the United States make around $53.43 per hour. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Hospital Pharmacists report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$78,970 - $134,011
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MEDIAN: $107,059
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$43.47 - $63.49
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$78,970 - $134,011  
   
Bonus
$4,913  
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$85,863 - $133,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Hourly Rate
$43.47 - $63.49  
   
Overtime
$4.43 - $100.09  
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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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$85,863 - $133,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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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.


Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $104K per year. Hospital Pharmacists bring in $123K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $122K.

Key Stats for Hospital Pharmacist

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Hospital Pharmacist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$111,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
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: 65%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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