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Pharmacy Manager Salary (United States)

Average pay for Pharmacy Managers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($125K). Cash earnings of Pharmacy Managers can occasionally include $10K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $54K to almost $142K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the company and tenure. Male Pharmacy Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Pharmacy Manager Salary (?
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$80,773 - $137,514
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MEDIAN: $123,479
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Pharmacy Manager Salary (?
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$16.66 - $65.23
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MEDIAN: $58.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$80,773 - $137,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,019  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,271  
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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$54,324 - $142,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 387
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$16.66 - $65.23  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $98.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,019  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,271  
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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$54,324 - $142,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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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' salaries tends to stay somewhat level when they assume higher-end positions like Pharmacy Director. On average, Pharmacy Directors get paid about the same as Pharmacy Managers. Pharmacy Managers most often move into positions as Retail Pharmacists or Pharmacist in Charges. Retail Pharmacists actually earn $19K less on average, however, and Pharmacist in Charges earn $9K less per year than Pharmacy Managers do.

Pharmacy Manager Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacy Manager

Leading companies who hire large numbers of Pharmacy Managers include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Walgreen's Pharmacy, CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen Co., and Rite Aid Pharmacy. Walgreen's Pharmacy pays the most with a median salary of $136K, though there is little variation overall ($106K to $149K).

Survey takers who work as Pharmacy Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Retail Pharmacy, People Management, and Hospital pharmacy 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.
Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $126K per year. For Pharmacy Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $122K. Pharmacy Managers 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 $125K.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Pharmacy Managers, busy Richmond offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 8 percent above the national average. The lowest-paying market is Miami, which sits 7 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Indianapolis (7 percent lower) and New York (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Pharmacy Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Pharmacy Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
46%
female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 12%