Hospital Pharmacy Director Salary

Average pay for a Hospital Pharmacy Director in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $138K per year. Men make up a slight majority of Hospital Pharmacy Directors (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$113,420 - $164,267
(Median)
$110K
$140K
$160K
MEDIAN: $137,506
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$54.23 - $76.40
(Median)
$54
$63
$76
MEDIAN: $63.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$113,420 - $164,267  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,500  
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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$114,140 - $169,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$54.23 - $76.40  
   
Overtime
$56.19 - $91.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,500  
   
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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$114,140 - $169,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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 usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Budget Management, Operations Management, and Pharmacotherapy can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those educated in Budget Management tend to be well versed in 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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $127K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Hospital Pharmacy Directors make a median salary of $140K. As Hospital Pharmacy Directors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $144K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Pharmacy Director Salaries




National Average
$139,000


Skills That Affect Hospital Pharmacy Director Salaries

Operations Management
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Budget Management
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National Average
$139,000

Pharmacotherapy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%
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