Pharmacy Director Salary

Generous salaries abound for Pharmacy Directors in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($136K) per year. Total cash compensation for Pharmacy Directors runs from $112K to $173K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $22K and profit sharing that can reach almost $20K. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Pharmacy Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$110,710 - $163,381
(Median)
$110K
$140K
$160K
MEDIAN: $135,940
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$51.77 - $81.54
(Median)
$52
$61
$82
MEDIAN: $61.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$110,710 - $163,381  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,880  
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).
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$111,943 - $172,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,880  
   
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).
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$111,943 - $172,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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.

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Pharmacy Directors only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, People Management, and Pharmacotherapy can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Pharmacotherapy. Competency in Operations Management frequently indicates knowledge of People 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. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $136K per year. Pharmacy Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $139K. As Pharmacy Directors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $142K.

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Experience Affects Pharmacy Director Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
0%

National Average
$139,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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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 60 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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 7%
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