Hospital Pharmacy Director Salary

Generous salaries abound for Hospital Pharmacy Directors in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($138K) per year. Men working as Hospital Pharmacy Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hospital Pharmacy Directors. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$113,349 - $163,862
(Median)
$110K
$140K
$160K
MEDIAN: $137,753
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90%

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$54.16 - $73.74
(Median)
$54
$63
$74
MEDIAN: $63.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$113,349 - $163,862  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,344  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,000  
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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$114,048 - $168,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$54.16 - $73.74  
   
Overtime
$56.19 - $91.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,344  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,000  
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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$114,048 - $168,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Job Description for Hospital Pharmacy Director

Hospital pharmacy directors oversee pharmacy programs for hospitals and are responsible for ensuring that all hospital policies and procedures are met. However, these directors must recognize if changes to policies must be made to ensure efficient operations. They also carry out ongoing assessments to ensure that the pharmacy's operations are safe, efficient, professional, and in compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

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Hospital Pharmacy Director Tasks

  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional quality standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Directs the pharmacy staff in effective and efficient dispensing and distributing of pharmaceuticals.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Oversee purchasing, inventory, order processing, utilization, distribution of products and services.

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Popular Skills for Hospital Pharmacy Director


Survey takers who work as Hospital Pharmacy Directors report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Budget Management, Operations Management, and Pharmacotherapy can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people experienced in Budget Management also know Pharmacotherapy.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Pharmacy Director

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


Hospital Pharmacy Directors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $127K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. Hospital Pharmacy Directors bring in $140K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $144K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Hospital Pharmacy Director Salaries




National Average
$139,000


Skills That Affect Hospital Pharmacy Director Salaries

Operations Management
0%

Budget Management
0%

National Average
$139,000

Pharmacotherapy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%
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