The average wage for a Pharmacy Buyer is $17.97 per hour.

$31,425 - $57,067
(Median)
$31K
$42K
$57K
MEDIAN: $42,108
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90%

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$14.22 - $23.49
(Median)
$14
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,425 - $57,067  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
Profit Sharing
$501  
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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$30,846 - $53,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.22 - $23.49  
   
Overtime
$19.61 - $39.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
   
Profit Sharing
$501  
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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$30,846 - $53,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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Job Description for Pharmacy Buyer

Pharmacy buyers are responsible for purchasing, receiving, and maintaining appropriate stock levels for their organization, while monitoring usage and managing the cost of pharmaceuticals for their company. They are in charge of conducting inventory and requesting new products based on organizational requirements. Pharmacy buyers strive to develop excellent business relationships with external pharmacy partners. They use extensive pharmacology knowledge to order a variety of medicines, as well as prepare invoices, complete financial reports based on their purchasing orders, and conduct audits. They use a personal computer to record purchasing history, as well as update a database of all products on hand. They use spreadsheet software to make calculations on product amounts and cost. Some of their main duties include selecting, receiving, and storing pharmaceuticals and related supplies. In all tasks, pharmacy buyers must follow safety and privacy guidelines.

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Pharmacy Buyer Tasks

  • Monitor and analyze pricing and adherence to contracts.
  • Negotiate with vendors to obtain optimum service and price.
  • Ensure inventory supply, order processing and distribution of pharmaceuticals and supplies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Buyer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pharmacy Buyer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Pharmacy Buyer in Fredericksburg:
"Based Upon Location."
Ask do you get the rate as far as where the job is located because I work in northern va and since the cost of living is higher I should get a better pay rate but I don't since my other hospital is located in the south. I feel as though this isn't correct at all.

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Experience Affects Pharmacy Buyer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Buyer Salaries

Inventory Control
up arrow 4%

Purchasing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Inventory Management
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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