Hospital Pharmacy Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $140K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation for Hospital Pharmacy Directors generally runs between $118K and $176K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Most Hospital Pharmacy Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Hospital Pharmacy Directors survey respondents are men (72 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$117,902 - $175,186
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$120K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $139,571
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$53.46 - $75.72
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$53
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$76
MEDIAN: $64.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$117,902 - $175,186  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,362  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$118,159 - $176,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$53.46 - $75.72  
   
Overtime
$97.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,362  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$118,159 - $176,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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


Hospital Pharmacy Directors who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Budget Management, Operations Management, and Pharmacotherapy can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people familiar with 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.


For Hospital Pharmacy Directors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $130K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $140K. Hospital Pharmacy Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $142K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Hospital Pharmacy Director with more than 20 years of experience can earn $148K on average.

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Experience Affects Hospital Pharmacy Director Salaries



National Average
$141,000



Skills That Affect Hospital Pharmacy Director Salaries

Operations Management
0%

Budget Management
0%

Pharmacotherapy
0%

National Average
$141,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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