Hospital Pharmacist Salary

Earnings for Hospital Pharmacists in the United States come in at around $52.17 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $43.65 per hour and $63.03. Job satisfaction for Hospital Pharmacists is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$76,286 - $128,621
(Median)
$76K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $105,259
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$43.65 - $63.03
(Median)
$44
$52
$63
MEDIAN: $52.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$76,286 - $128,621  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,215  
Total Pay (?
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$87,284 - $131,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$43.65 - $63.03  
   
Overtime
$4.55 - $96.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,215  
   
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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$87,284 - $131,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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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

  • 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.


For Hospital Pharmacists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $102K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $109K. Hospital Pharmacists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $115K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $116K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$108,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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