Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salary

Hospital Staff Pharmacists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $52.53 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Hospital Staff Pharmacists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$77,562 - $127,079
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MEDIAN: $103,153
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$44.04 - $62.37
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$77,562 - $127,079  
   
Bonus
$5,087  
Total Pay (?
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$83,323 - $130,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$44.04 - $62.37  
   
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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$83,323 - $130,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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

  • 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.
  • May collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review and evaluate patient effectiveness.
  • Educate patient on medication use, storage and side effects.
  • Solicit information from patients regarding past and current medication to prevent drug interactions.

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. Hospital Staff Pharmacists most frequently become Hospital Pharmacists and Clinical Staff Pharmacists even though median compensation is $3K lower and $2K 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.


Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $101K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Hospital Staff Pharmacists make a median salary of $110K. Hospital Staff Pharmacists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $119K.

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Key Stats for Hospital Staff Pharmacist

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$107,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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