An average Hospital Staff Pharmacist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $52.29 per hour. Most Hospital Staff Pharmacists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Hospital Staff Pharmacists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a little more than half earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$77,562 - $127,079
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MEDIAN: $101,473
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$42.96 - $63.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$77,562 - $127,079  
   
Bonus
$5,087  
Total Pay (?
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$83,109 - $133,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$42.96 - $63.73  
   
Overtime
$65.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,087  
   
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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$83,109 - $133,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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Hospital Staff Pharmacists may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Pharmacist in Charge. Pharmacist in Charges on average make about as much as Hospital Staff Pharmacists do. Hospital Staff Pharmacists most often advance into Hospital Pharmacist and Clinical Staff Pharmacist positions even though the median salaries are $2K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

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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.


Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $101K per year. Hospital Staff Pharmacists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $110K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $121K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$106,000

Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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