Pay for Hospital Pharmacists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $53.50 per hour. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. The majority of Hospital Pharmacists claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$78,665 - $134,687
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MEDIAN: $105,673
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$43.96 - $63.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$78,665 - $134,687  
   
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$2,035  
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$86,190 - $133,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$43.96 - $63.33  
   
Overtime
$4.43 - $100.82  
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$2,035  
   
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$86,190 - $133,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $104K per year. For Hospital Pharmacists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $122K. 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.

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Experience Affects Hospital Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$110,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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