Median pay for Pharmacy Managers in the United States is around $127K per year, but employers in Los Angeles offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $142K. Pharmacy Managers will also find cushy salaries in Louisville (+8 percent), Orlando (+3 percent), Indianapolis (+2 percent), and Denver (+2 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$86,134 - $145,591
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$86K
$130K
$150K
MEDIAN: $127,465
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$24.72 - $69.34
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$62
$69
MEDIAN: $62.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$86,134 - $145,591  
   
Bonus
$310.94 - $12,036  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
Commission
$1,269  
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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$81,547 - $148,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 427
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$24.72 - $69.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.07 - $102.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$310.94 - $12,036  
   
Commission
$1,269  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$81,547 - $148,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 277
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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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As Pharmacy Managers transition into upper-level roles like Pharmacy Directors, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Pharmacy Directors earn the same amount as Pharmacy Managers on average. Many Pharmacy Managers choose to become Pharmacists and Retail Pharmacists as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $25K less and $25K less, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacy Manager


Pharmacy Managers flock to CVS / Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Walgreen Co., Walgreen's Pharmacy, and Rite Aid Pharmacy, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Employees at Walgreen Co. enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $138K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $128K and higher ones not far away at only $154K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Safeway, Inc., CVS / Pharmacy, and CVS Caremark Corporation, where earnings of $138K, $137K, or $137K are standard for Pharmacy Managers.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Rite Aid Corporation ($128K), C.V.S. ($132K), and The Kroger Company ($133K).

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Manager

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $128K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $131K. Pharmacy Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $132K. Pharmacy Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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



Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$131,000


Skills That Affect Pharmacy Manager Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 15%

People Management
up arrow 8%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 1%

Hospital pharmacy
0%

National Average
$131,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Pharmacotherapy
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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