Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salary

Hospital Staff Pharmacists in the United States take home approximately $51.79 per hour on average. Women Hospital Staff Pharmacists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Hospital Staff Pharmacists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage.

$75,674 - $125,307
(Median)
$76K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $100,670
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$40.49 - $60.94
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$40
$52
$61
MEDIAN: $51.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$75,674 - $125,307  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,028  
Total Pay (?
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$82,149 - $128,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$40.49 - $60.94  
   
Overtime
$22.30 - $82.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,028  
   
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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$82,149 - $128,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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.

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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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $101K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $110K. As Hospital Staff Pharmacists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $117K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$106,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

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