Hospital Pharmacy Director Salary

Hospital Pharmacy Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $137K) surpassing six figures annually. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Hospital Pharmacy Directors (60 percent) survey respondents are men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$113,268 - $163,740
(Median)
$110K
$140K
$160K
MEDIAN: $136,797
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$54.45 - $72.64
(Median)
$54
$64
$73
MEDIAN: $63.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$113,268 - $163,740  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,194  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$113,921 - $167,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$54.45 - $72.64  
   
Overtime
$59.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,194  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$113,921 - $167,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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


Typical Hospital Pharmacy Directors report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Budget Management, and Pharmacotherapy can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with Budget Management also tend to know Pharmacotherapy.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Pharmacy Director

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


New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $126K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. For Hospital Pharmacy Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $138K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $143K.

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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 47 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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