Hospital Pharmacist Salary (United States)

A Hospital Pharmacist earns an average salary of $100,913 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Pharmacotherapy is associated with high pay for this job.
Hospital Pharmacist Total Pay (?
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$77,464 - $122,971
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $100,913
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Hospital Pharmacist Total Pay (?
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$43.38 - $60.92
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$77,464 - $122,971  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,139  
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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$85,030 - $127,267  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 377
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$43.38 - $60.92  
   
Overtime
$19.91 - $91.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,139  
   
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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$85,030 - $127,267  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 377
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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.

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Experience Affects Hospital Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$105,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%
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