A Hospital Pharmacy Buyer earns an average wage of $19.63 per hour.

$31,742 - $59,941
(Median)
$
$41K
$
MEDIAN: $40,975
50%

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$15.44 - $24.24
(Median)
$15
$20
$24
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$40,976  
   
Bonus
$600  
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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$31,576 - $59,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$15.44 - $24.24  
   
Overtime
$25.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$600  
   
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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$31,576 - $59,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Hospital Pharmacy Buyer

A hospital pharmacy buyer is in charge of purchasing and maintaining inventory within the pharmacies and drug repositories of hospitals and large clinics. Such pharmacies generally fill patient prescriptions and provide them with drugs, bandages, light durable medical equipment and even over-the-counter medicines. The pharmacy buyer purchases the inventory on hand, typically working to maintain certain cost controls and traditional inventory management procedures.

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Hospital Pharmacy Buyer Tasks

  • Monitor and analyze pricing and adherence to contracts.
  • Negotiate with vendors to obtain optimum service and price.
  • Ensure inventory supply, order processing and distribution of pharmaceuticals and supplies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Pharmacy Buyer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Hospital Pharmacy Buyer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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