A Research Pharmacist earns an average wage of $51.59 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$49.13 - $54.98
$52
MEDIAN: $51.00
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Hourly Rate
$51.59  
   
Overtime
$67.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$1,375  
   
Total Pay (?
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$51,064 - $138,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Research Pharmacist

Research pharmacists are responsible for researching ingredients, medicine interactions, and general safety, as well as providing support during research processes to find specific relations between pharmacy products. They generally use a personal computer to investigate medicine components and their uses, and they must know how to compound, prepare, and dispense a variety of medications.

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Research Pharmacist Tasks

  • Administer doses during clinical trials.
  • Review protocols and source documentation.
  • Handle drug preparation.

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Key Stats for Research Pharmacist

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
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Experience Affects Research Pharmacist Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$109,000

Entry-Level
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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