Research Pharmacist Salary

A Research Pharmacist earns an average salary of $95,249 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$46,853 - $118,627

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$48,292 - $119,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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.


Research Pharmacist Tasks

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

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Experience Affects Research Pharmacist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


64 %
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: