Pharmacy Director Salary

Wages for Pharmacy Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($137K) per year. With some bonuses approaching $21K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $20K, overall incomes of Pharmacy Directors spread between $112K and $174K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$110,895 - $164,416

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$51.17 - $83.15

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$110,895 - $164,416  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,488  
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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$111,748 - $174,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$51.17 - $83.15  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $86.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,488  
   
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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$111,748 - $174,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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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Job skills reported by Pharmacy Directors are limited. Operations Management and People Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Pharmacotherapy. Operations Management and People Management are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Director

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


For Pharmacy Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $136K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $140K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Pharmacy Director generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $143K.

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Experience Affects Pharmacy Director Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
0%

National Average
$140,000

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

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$140,000

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
31%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 6%
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