Pharmacy Director Salary

Pharmacy Directors receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $136K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. In the world of Pharmacy Directors, total cash compensation can vary between $109K and $182K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $29K and $9K, respectively. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Pharmacy Directors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Work is enjoyable for Pharmacy Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$110,233 - $172,924
$110K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $136,392
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$50.07 - $68.08
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MEDIAN: $61.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$110,233 - $172,924  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,087  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,642  
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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$108,520 - $181,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$50.07 - $68.08  
   
Overtime
$91.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,642  
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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$108,520 - $181,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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

  • Assure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing, utilization, distribution of products and services.
  • Directs the pharmacy staff in effective and efficient use of pharmaceuticals.
  • 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 advance into roles as Pharmacist in Charges or Hospital Pharmacists, but the median salaries are $22K lower and $33K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Pharmacy Director


Survey results suggest that Pharmacy Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Clinical Supervision, Budget Management, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Pharmacotherapy. Most people experienced in 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: $137,565

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Surpassing the national average by 22 percent, Pharmacy Directors in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Pharmacy Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Phoenix (+12 percent), Portland (+5 percent), and Houston (+4 percent). With compensation 3 percent below the national average, Pittsburgh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Director

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
45%
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Experience Affects Pharmacy Director Salaries

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$138,000

▼1%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Director Salaries

Clinical Supervision
▲15%


Budget Management
▲2%


National Average
$138,000

Pharmacotherapy
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 13%