Pharmacy Manager Salary

Median pay for Pharmacy Managers in the United States comes out to approximately $124K annually, but employers in Louisville pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $141K. Pharmacy Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+8 percent), Richmond (+7 percent), Minneapolis (+6 percent), and Orlando (+5 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$81,657 - $138,459

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$18.14 - $66.68

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$81,657 - $138,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,944  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,850  
Total Pay (?
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$60,440 - $142,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 469
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$18.14 - $66.68  
   
Overtime
$20.26 - $99.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,944  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,850  
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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$60,440 - $142,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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Job Description for Pharmacy Manager

Pharmacy managers help ensure customers get the medicine they need and that it is properly filled following the doctors orders. Typically, a pharmacy manager oversees one particular store, but there are positions in which they manage multiple locations. Along with ensuring their pharmacy complies with federal and state regulations, pharmacy managers must ensure staff communicate clearly, effectively, and positively with customers. It is up to the pharmacy manager to instruct and monitor employees to ensure they are professional and courteous in all interactions. Most pharmacies fill orders from walk-in patients on the spot, so the pharmacy manager must ensure their facility is efficient. They must train their staff to prioritize orders and deliver them within the allotted time frames. Teaching staff how to effectively deal with doctors and medical practitioners is essential as well.

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Pharmacy Manager Tasks

  • Oversee dispensing of drugs, supplies and inventory.
  • Maintain pharmacy day-to-day procedures and delegate staff responsibilities.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Acts as a consultant to medical staff and patients.

Common Career Paths for Pharmacy Manager


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Pharmacy Managers sometimes move into a Pharmacy Director role, where the salary is similar. A lot of Pharmacy Managers advance their careers by becoming Pharmacists and Retail Pharmacists. However, those positions offer $23K less and $20K less per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacy Manager


Known for taking on a considerable number of Pharmacy Managers, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen Co., Rite Aid Pharmacy, and Walgreen's Pharmacy are leading firms in the industry. Although Walgreen Co. offers the highest salaries (median pay is $135K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $114K to $145K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Walgreen's Pharmacy, CVS Caremark Corporation, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where Pharmacy Managers typically earn around $133K, $133K, or $132K, respectively.

CVS / Pharmacy doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $129K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $146K and scope of pay is rather limited. Also approaching the lower end are Rite Aid Corporation at $129K, Rite Aid Pharmacy at $130K, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $132K.


Pharmacy Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Hospital pharmacy, Retail Pharmacy, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Manager

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


Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $125K per year. Pharmacy Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $125K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $126K.

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What is it like working as a Pharmacy Manager?

Pharmacy Manager in New York:
"Dead end."
Pros: There's nothing good about it. I have to do the work of all employees and never have time to eat.
Cons: I have to do the work of all other employees and my health has decreased because if the fact that I do not even get to eat. In the past year I have lost 55-65 pounds because if the stress in my work place.

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Experience Affects Pharmacy Manager Salaries


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National Average
$125,000

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Manager Salaries

Hospital pharmacy
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Retail Pharmacy
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National Average
$125,000

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%
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