Pharmacy Director Salary

Pharmacy Directors enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($138K) annually in the United States. With some bonuses approaching $26K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $9K, overall incomes of Pharmacy Directors spread between $110K and $181K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Pharmacy Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Pharmacy Directors (50 percent) survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$108,175 - $174,773
$110K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $138,265
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$52.38 - $74.31
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MEDIAN: $63.57
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$0$180K
Salary $108,175 - $174,773
Bonus $0.00 - $25,591
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,066
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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$110,087 - $180,784
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 245
Hourly Data $0$96
Hourly Rate $52.38 - $74.31
Overtime $90.25
Annual Data $0$180K
Bonus $0.00 - $25,591
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,066
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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$110,087 - $180,784
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40

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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

  • Directs the pharmacy staff in effective and efficient use of pharmaceuticals
  • Assure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements
  • Oversee inventory, order processing, utilization, distribution of products and services
  • 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


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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. Many Pharmacy Directors choose to become Pharmacist in Charges and Hospital Pharmacists as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $24K less and $36K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Pharmacy Director


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Pharmacy Directors who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Clinical Supervision, Budget Management, People 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 who know Operations Management also know Budget Management and Clinical Supervision.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Director

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacy Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacy Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacy Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $136,000 based on 88 salaries. A Pharmacy Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 105 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $139,895

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Pharmacy Directors will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Pharmacy Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+16 percent), Phoenix (+10 percent), Portland (+4 percent), and Houston (+2 percent). Falling short of the national average by 5 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Pittsburgh.

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Q: What is it like working as a Pharmacy Director?

Pharmacy Director in Vero Beach:
Pros: Working as part of a healthcare team to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Cons: Stress of juggling multiple roles and constantly being tasked to do more with fewer resources.

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Director

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
46%
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Experience Affects Pharmacy Director Salaries

▲1%

National Average
$140,000

▼1%

▼3%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Director Salaries

Clinical Supervision
▲13%

Budget Management
▲1%



National Average
$140,000

Pharmacotherapy
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 10%
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