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Pharmacy Director Salary

Average pay for a Pharmacy Director in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $136K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Pharmacy Directors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$111,025 - $163,138
(Median)
$110K
$140K
$160K
MEDIAN: $136,166
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$54.07 - $82.08
(Median)
$54
$62
$82
MEDIAN: $62.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$111,025 - $163,138  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,106  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $5,500  
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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$112,742 - $172,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$54.07 - $82.08  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $85.01  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $5,500  
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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$112,742 - $172,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Pharmacy Director

Pharmacy directors oversee all operations in the pharmacy for which they work. They coordinate employees' work and provide feedback and discipline to employees as needed. They must ensure their pharmacy operates within company guidelines and any relevant local, state, and federal rules. Pharmacy directors must also be able to set up pharmaceutical equipment for patients, communicate effectively with patients, make any pharmacy-related decisions, and meet any deadlines in accordance with their company's policies. They need to find ways to ensure the pharmacy operates more effectively and efficiently as well.

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Pharmacy Director Tasks

  • Oversee purchasing, inventory, order processing, utilization, distribution of products and services.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional quality standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Directs the pharmacy staff in effective and efficient dispensing and distributing of pharmaceuticals.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Assure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

Common Career Paths for Pharmacy Director


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Pharmacy Directors who take on a higher-level position such as Hospital Pharmacy Director may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Hospital Pharmacy Directors on average bring home $125K. Pharmacy Directors most frequently advance into Pharmacist in Charge and Hospital Pharmacist roles even though the median salaries are $24K lower and $36K lower, respectively.

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Pharmacy Directors report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, People Management, and Pharmacotherapy can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Pharmacotherapy. Many workers who know Operations Management also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Director

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


Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $138K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. On average, Pharmacy Directors make $139K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $142K.

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Experience Affects Pharmacy Director Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$139,000

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Skills That Affect Pharmacy Director Salaries

Operations Management
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People Management
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National Average
$139,000

Pharmacotherapy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 7%