Pharmacy Director Salary
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 directors require a license that is in good standing from the pharmacy board for the state in which they operate. Additionally, they should have a Pharm.D. degree from an accredited pharmacy program. Pharmacy directors must be able to use basic office equipment such as phones, copiers, fax machines, calculators and computers. They must also be able to push and pull up to 50 pounds and lift up to 25 pounds, as well as be able to stand and move around a pharmacy for long periods of time. Pharmacy directors must be able to work effectively with minimal supervision, as well as in a team setting with other pharmacy employees.
Pharmacy Director Tasks
- Assure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
- Oversee inventory, order processing, utilization, distribution of products and services.
- Directs the pharmacy staff in effective and efficient use of pharmaceuticals.
- Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
- Oversee purchasing, inventory, order processing, utilization, distribution of products and services.
Common Career Paths for Pharmacy Director
Many Pharmacy Directors move into a Hospital Pharmacy Director role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Hospital Pharmacy Directors on average bring in a similar salary to Pharmacy Directors. Pharmacy Directors most frequently advance into Pharmacist in Charge and Hospital Pharmacist roles even though the median salaries are $23K lower and $34K lower, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Pharmacy Director
Survey results suggest that Pharmacy Directors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Clinical Supervision, People Management, Budget Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Pharmacotherapy. Most people skilled in Operations Management are similarly competent in Budget Management and Clinical Supervision.
Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $133K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $141K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $137K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $141K on average.
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