Pharmacy Manager Salary

Median pay for Pharmacy Managers in the United States comes out to approximately $124K annually, but employers in Los Angeles pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $141K. Pharmacy Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Louisville (+12 percent), Richmond (+7 percent), Minneapolis (+6 percent), and Orlando (+5 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$82,850 - $139,252
(Median)
$83K
$120K
$140K
MEDIAN: $124,253
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$18.17 - $66.91
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MEDIAN: $59.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$82,850 - $139,252  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,004  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,885  
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$63,160 - $143,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 479
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Hourly Rate
$18.17 - $66.91  
   
Overtime
$20.21 - $100.98  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,004  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,885  
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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$63,160 - $143,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 263
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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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Pharmacy Director. Pharmacy Directors on average make about as much as Pharmacy Managers do. Pharmacy Managers most often move into positions as Retail Pharmacists or Pharmacists. Retail Pharmacists actually earn $20K less on average, however, and Pharmacists earn $24K less per year than Pharmacy Managers do.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacy Manager


Pharmacy Managers fill the offices of leading firms Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen Co., Walgreen's Pharmacy, and Rite Aid Pharmacy. Walgreen's Pharmacy pays the most with a median salary of $136K, though there is little variation overall ($114K to $149K). Pharmacy Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Walgreen Co. ($136K), CVS Caremark Corporation ($133K), and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($133K).

CVS / Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $130K, $130K, and $133K.


Job skills reported by Pharmacy Managers are limited. Those who have experience with Hospital pharmacy, Retail Pharmacy, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Manager

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


Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $126K on average. On average, Pharmacy Managers make $125K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $127K.

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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
$126,000


Skills That Affect Pharmacy Manager Salaries

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National Average
$126,000

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%
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