Pharmacy Director Salary

Pharmacy Directors in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $138K per year on average. Cash earnings for Pharmacy Directors — including $30K in bonuses and $9K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $111K to $183K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Male Pharmacy Directors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$111,612 - $173,251
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MEDIAN: $137,623
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$51.08 - $68.26
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MEDIAN: $62.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$111,612 - $173,251  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,563  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,700  
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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$110,847 - $183,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$51.08 - $68.26  
   
Overtime
$91.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,563  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,700  
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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$110,847 - $183,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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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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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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Key Stats for Pharmacy Director

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
44%
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Experience Affects Pharmacy Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲2%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$139,000

Experienced
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Director Salaries

Clinical Supervision
▲14%


Budget Management
▲2%


National Average
$139,000

Pharmacotherapy
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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