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Pharmacy Director Salary

Pharmacy Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $136K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation for Pharmacy Directors runs from $112K to $171K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $21K and profit sharing that can reach almost $20K. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$110,541 - $162,626
(Median)
$110K
$140K
$160K
MEDIAN: $135,863
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$53.63 - $82.99
(Median)
$54
$63
$83
MEDIAN: $62.00
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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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$110,541 - $162,626  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,106  
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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$112,345 - $171,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$53.63 - $82.99  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $85.01  
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 - $21,106  
   
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).
)
$112,345 - $171,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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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 transition into upper-level roles like Hospital Pharmacy Director. However, Hospital Pharmacy Directors do report a slightly lower median income of $125K per year. Many Pharmacy Directors go on to become Pharmacist in Charges or Hospital Pharmacists despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $24K lower and $36K lower, respectively.

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Pharmacy Directors report a narrow range of specific skills. Operations Management and People Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Pharmacotherapy. Employees educated in Operations Management are typically practiced in People Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Director

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $138K. It's worth noting that people with five to 10 years of experience report bringing in less at around $136K on average. For Pharmacy Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $139K. Pharmacy Directors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $142K.

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Experience Affects Pharmacy Director Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
0%

National Average
$139,000

Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
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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 67 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: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 6%