Pharmacy Director Salary

Pharmacy Directors receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $138K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $25K and $9K, respectively — total cash payment to Pharmacy Directors can bottom out near $115K or peak near $177K depending on individual performance. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Pharmacy Directors (62 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction for Pharmacy Directors is high. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$114,122 - $166,349
(Median)
$110K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $137,756
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$51.10 - $82.66
(Median)
$51
$62
$83
MEDIAN: $61.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$114,122 - $166,349  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,808  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,819  
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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$114,877 - $177,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 332
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$51.10 - $82.66  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $86.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,808  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,819  
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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$114,877 - $177,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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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Pharmacy Directors who take on a higher-level position such as Hospital Pharmacy Director may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Hospital Pharmacy Directors on average bring home $126K. Pharmacy Directors most often move into Hospital Pharmacist or Pharmacist in Charge roles. However, the former pays $36K less on average, and the latter pays $24K less.

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Popular Skills for Pharmacy Director


Pharmacy Directors report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Clinical Supervision, Operations Management, People Management, and Pharmacotherapy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Pharmacotherapy. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know Clinical Supervision.

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $134K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $140K. Pharmacy Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $140K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $144K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Pharmacy Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
0%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$140,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Director Salaries

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 13%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$140,000

Pharmacotherapy
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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