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Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salary

Average Hospital Staff Pharmacists in the United States make around $51.31 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$75,848 - $125,260
(Median)
$76K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $99,942
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90%

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$40.04 - $60.31
(Median)
$40
$51
$60
MEDIAN: $51.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$75,848 - $125,260  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
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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$82,248 - $127,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$40.04 - $60.31  
   
Overtime
$27.25 - $82.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
   
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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$82,248 - $127,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124

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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $99K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $104K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $110K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Hospital Staff Pharmacist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $117K on average.

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Experience Affects Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$104,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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