Hospital Pharmacist Salary

Hospital Pharmacists in the United States take home approximately $54.00 per hour on average. Most Hospital Pharmacists report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Hospital Pharmacists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Women Hospital Pharmacists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$77,767 - $139,906
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MEDIAN: $108,404
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$43.34 - $64.75
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$77,767 - $139,906  
   
Bonus
$4,995  
Total Pay (?
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$84,559 - $136,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$43.34 - $64.75  
   
Overtime
$4.43 - $100.09  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$4,995  
   
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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$84,559 - $136,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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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

Pay by Experience for a Hospital Pharmacist has a positive trend. An entry-level Hospital Pharmacist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 109 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hospital Pharmacist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Hospital Pharmacist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 35 salaries. A Hospital Pharmacist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 47 salaries.

Key Stats for Hospital Pharmacist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Hospital Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$112,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 14%
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