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Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salary

Hospital Staff Pharmacists in the United States can expect wages of $51.07 per hour on average. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Hospital Staff Pharmacists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.
$76,259 - $123,439
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $100,358
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$40.72 - $58.97
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MEDIAN: $51.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$76,259 - $123,439  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,450  
Total Pay (?
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$82,805 - $125,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$40.72 - $58.97  
   
Overtime
$48.17 - $93.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,450  
   
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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$82,805 - $125,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
United States (change)

Job Description for Hospital Staff Pharmacist

  • 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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Though it's uncommon, some Hospital Staff Pharmacists move into roles as Pharmacist in Charges, where median income is $116K per year. However, becoming a Hospital Pharmacist or Clinical Staff Pharmacist is a more frequent transition for Hospital Staff Pharmacists.

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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. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $99K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $105K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $109K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $115K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$104,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 12%