Pharmacy Manager Salary

The median salary for Pharmacy Managers in the United States is $124K annually, and compared to other cities, Louisville offers the biggest paychecks at around $141K on average. Pharmacy Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+7 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), Las Vegas (+3 percent), and Orlando (+2 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$80,982 - $140,615
(Median)
$81K
$120K
$140K
MEDIAN: $124,299
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$19.87 - $67.43
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$60
$67
MEDIAN: $60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$80,982 - $140,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,037  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,850  
Commission
$37.00  
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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$74,811 - $144,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 573
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $67.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.02 - $100.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,037  
   
Commission
$37.00  
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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$74,811 - $144,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 330
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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 tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Pharmacy Director. The two jobs pay about the same on average. Many Pharmacy Managers go on to become Pharmacists or Retail Pharmacists despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $23K lower and $21K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacy Manager


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen Co., Rite Aid Pharmacy, and Walgreen's Pharmacy are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Pharmacy Managers. With a median salary of $135K, Walgreen Co. offers Pharmacy Managers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $115K and are capped at $144K. Other big spenders include Target Corporation, Walgreen's Pharmacy, and CVS Caremark Corporation, top-paying firms where Pharmacy Managers see paychecks nearing $135K, $134K, or $133K.

CVS / Pharmacy, Rite Aid Corporation and Rite Aid Pharmacy are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $130K, $131K, and $131K.


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Pharmacotherapy, People Management, Operations Management, and Retail Pharmacy are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. Customer Service and Retail Pharmacy are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Manager

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $126K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $127K. Pharmacy Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $126K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $127K.

Pharmacy Manager Reviews

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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Late-Career
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National Average
$127,000

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 4%

Pharmacotherapy
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 1%

Hospital pharmacy
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$127,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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