Oncology Pharmacist Salary
The average pay for an Oncology Pharmacist is $116,498 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
|Salary||$99,962 - $136,114|
|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).)
|$99,575 - $140,318|
|Hourly Rate||$46.89 - $73.25|
|Total Pay (||$99,575 - $140,318|
Job Description for Oncology Pharmacist
Oncology pharmacists work primarily for pharmacies and hospitals to mix and dispense medication for treatment for cancer patients. They work primarily with cancer patients and also conduct cancer research, and must ensure that these medications are handled and stored properly to avoid spoilage.Read More...
Accuracy, close attention to detail, and communication skills are important in this position, and computer literacy is also necessary. They must be able to use specific software or computer applications, and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is also helpful. Oncology pharmacists must work closely with clients' physicians to educate patients and develop treatment plans, and they may also answer relevant questions from patients or authorized guardians/family members.
A college degree and necessary certification are required for this position, and oncology infusion center experience is highly beneficial. Some employers prefer candidates who have experience with automated dispensing devices and pharmacy information systems, and oncology pharmacists must stay up-to-date with the newest scientific findings and technologies in their field by reading relevant professional journals or attending workshops and conferences. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Oncology 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.
Oncology Pharmacist Job Listings
Pay by Experience Level for Oncology Pharmacist
Pay by Experience for an Oncology Pharmacist has a positive trend. An entry-level Oncology Pharmacist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Oncology Pharmacist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Oncology Pharmacist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 12 salaries. An Oncology Pharmacist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $128,000 based on 10 salaries.
Related Job Salaries
Key Stats for Oncology Pharmacist
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.