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Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salary

The average Hospital Staff Pharmacist in the United States earns approximately $51.41 per hour. Women Hospital Staff Pharmacists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Hospital Staff Pharmacists report high levels of job satisfaction.

$76,602 - $123,759
(Median)
$77K
$100K
$120K
MEDIAN: $99,668
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$40.10 - $60.44
(Median)
$40
$51
$60
MEDIAN: $51.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$76,602 - $123,759  
   
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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$82,228 - $127,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$40.10 - $60.44  
   
Overtime
$31.51 - $82.22  
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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$82,228 - $127,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127

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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.

Common Career Paths for Hospital Staff Pharmacist


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Although it's unusual, some Hospital Staff Pharmacists transition into jobs as Pharmacist in Charges. The latter group reports earning a slightly lower median of $116K per year, though. Becoming a Hospital Pharmacist or a Clinical Staff Pharmacist is, however, a more typical career progression 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.


Hospital Staff Pharmacists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $99K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $105K. On average, Hospital Staff Pharmacists make $109K following one to two decades on the job. Hospital Staff Pharmacists who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $117K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Staff Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

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 43 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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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