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Pharmacy Director Salary

Wages for Pharmacy Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($138K) per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Male Pharmacy Directors who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (62 percent) are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Pharmacy Directors. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$110,090 - $159,579
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $133,921
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$50.85 - $81.54
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MEDIAN: $62.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$110,090 - $159,579  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,077  
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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$111,413 - $167,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 267
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$50.85 - $81.54  
   
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 - $20,077  
   
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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$111,413 - $167,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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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For Pharmacy Directors, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Pharmacy Directors earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Hospital Pharmacy Director. A lot of Pharmacy Directors advance their careers by becoming Pharmacist in Charges and Hospital Pharmacists. However, those positions offer $22K less and $34K less per year on average.

Pharmacy Director Job Listings

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Pharmacy Directors report a focused set of job 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. People Management is a skill commonly found among those who know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Director

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


New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $136K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. Pharmacy Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $136K. 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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National Average
$138,000

Experienced
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Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Pharmacy Director Salaries

Operations Management
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People Management
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National Average
$138,000

Pharmacotherapy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 6%