Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salary

Earnings for Hospital Staff Pharmacists in the United States come in at around $51.76 per hour on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance.

$75,503 - $125,400
(Median)
$76K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $100,850
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$40.68 - $61.09
(Median)
$41
$52
$61
MEDIAN: $51.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$75,503 - $125,400  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,109  
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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$82,534 - $128,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$40.68 - $61.09  
   
Overtime
$22.30 - $82.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,109  
   
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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$82,534 - $128,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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Job Description for Hospital Staff Pharmacist

A hospital staff pharmacist provides pharmacy services for inpatients and outpatients of a hospital. The staff pharmacist may interact directly with customers who are able to physically approach the pharmacy, but he or she does not always interact directly with patients who are staying at the hospital. Instead, the pharmacist will work with nurses and doctors in order to administer the needed medicine for the patient.

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Hospital Staff Pharmacist Tasks

  • Educate patient on medication use, storage and side effects.
  • Solicit information from patients regarding past and current medication to prevent drug interactions.
  • May collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review and evaluate patient effectiveness.
  • Analyze prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions.
  • Dispense and review prescriptions to ensure accuracy, and compliance with professional, state and federal regulatory requirements.

Common Career Paths for Hospital Staff Pharmacist


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As Hospital Staff Pharmacists make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Pharmacist in Charge position pays around the same amount as the Hospital Staff Pharmacist job on average. It is not uncommon for a Hospital Staff Pharmacist to continue on to become a Hospital Pharmacist or a Clinical Staff Pharmacist.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Staff Pharmacist

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


For Hospital Staff Pharmacists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $101K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $105K. Hospital Staff Pharmacists see a median salary of $110K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $117K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$106,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 11%
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