Pharmacy Buyer Salary

The average wage for a Pharmacy Buyer is $17.94 per hour.

$30,841 - $57,514
$31K
$44K
$58K
MEDIAN: $43,762
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50%
90%

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$14.36 - $23.97
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.94
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,841 - $57,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$31,071 - $55,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.36 - $23.97  
   
Overtime
$19.09 - $40.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
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).
)
$31,071 - $55,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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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

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

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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

Q: What is it like working as a Pharmacy Buyer?

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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Key Stats for Pharmacy Buyer

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Pharmacy Buyer Salaries

Experienced
▲3%

Entry-Level
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Late-Career
▼1%

Mid-Career
▼8%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Buyer Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Inventory Control
▼5%

Purchasing
▼7%

Inventory Management
▼9%

Microsoft Office
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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