Pharmacy Director Salary

Pharmacy Directors receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $136K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total incomes of Pharmacy Directors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $22K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $112K and $173K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Pharmacy Directors. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Read More
$110,814 - $164,012
(Median)
$110K
$140K
$160K
MEDIAN: $136,308
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$51.77 - $81.54
(Median)
$52
$61
$82
MEDIAN: $61.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$110,814 - $164,012  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,773  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,866  
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).
)
$112,045 - $172,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$51.77 - $81.54  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $86.09  
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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,773  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,866  
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).
)
$112,045 - $172,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Although many Pharmacy Directors transition into Hospital Pharmacy Director roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $125K. Pharmacy Directors most often move into positions as Pharmacist in Charges or Hospital Pharmacists. Pharmacist in Charges actually earn $24K less on average, however, and Hospital Pharmacists earn $36K less per year than Pharmacy Directors do.

Pharmacy Director Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Typical 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 seem to negatively impact pay 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Annually raking in $136K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $139K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Pharmacy Director with more than 20 years of experience can earn $143K on average.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Pharmacy Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$139,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Director Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$139,000

Pharmacotherapy
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 7%
ADVERTISEMENT