Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salary

An average Hospital Staff Pharmacist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $51.50 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $40.28 per hour and $62.23. Women make up a slight majority of Hospital Staff Pharmacists (56 percent) survey respondents. The majority of Hospital Staff Pharmacists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$77,952 - $128,356
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MEDIAN: $101,742
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$40.28 - $62.23
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MEDIAN: $51.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$77,952 - $128,356  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,719  
Profit Sharing
$517  
Total Pay (?
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$82,493 - $131,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$40.28 - $62.23  
   
Overtime
$3.04 - $94.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,719  
   
Profit Sharing
$517  
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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$82,493 - $131,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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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Hospital Staff Pharmacists' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Pharmacist in Charge. On average, Pharmacist in Charges get paid about the same as Hospital Staff Pharmacists do. A Hospital Pharmacist or a Clinical Staff Pharmacist is a typical transition from a Hospital Staff Pharmacist role.

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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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $101K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. 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
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$106,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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