Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salary

The average Hospital Staff Pharmacist in the United States earns approximately $52.23 per hour. For the most part, Hospital Staff Pharmacists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Hospital Staff Pharmacists making up 56 percent of survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a little over a half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$79,459 - $127,500
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$41.71 - $61.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$79,459 - $127,500  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$82,976 - $129,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Hourly Rate
$41.71 - $61.39  
   
Overtime
$66.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
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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$82,976 - $129,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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

  • 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. Many Hospital Staff Pharmacists go on to become Hospital Pharmacists or Clinical Staff Pharmacists despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $101K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $112K. For Hospital Staff Pharmacists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $110K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $118K on average.

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Key Stats for Hospital Staff Pharmacist

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$107,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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