Retail Pharmacy Manager Salary

Generous salaries abound for Retail Pharmacy Managers in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($119K) per year. Total incomes of Retail Pharmacy Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $14K from bonuses and close to $39K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $45K and $139K. Men make up a slight majority of Retail Pharmacy Managers (53 percent) who responded to the survey. For the most part, Retail Pharmacy Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,823 - $135,015
(Median)
$52K
$120K
$140K
MEDIAN: $119,103
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$15.98 - $65.55
(Median)
$16
$58
$66
MEDIAN: $57.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,823 - $135,015  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,391  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $39,453  
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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$45,348 - $139,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$15.98 - $65.55  
   
Overtime
$22.25 - $96.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,391  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $39,453  
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).
)
$45,348 - $139,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Job Description for Retail Pharmacy Manager

A retail pharmacy manager supervises the day-to-day operations of pharmacy departments that exist outside of clinics and hospitals in the consumer sector. The manager helps train and oversees the pharmacy staff, ensures that all company and jurisdictional rules are followed, and generally sees to it that the pharmacy operates in a safe and efficient manner. He or she is also typically a key customer service provider for the pharmacy department and works to resolve any issues related to that.

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Retail 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.

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Retail Pharmacy Managers who transition into an upper level Pharmacy Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Pharmacy Manager makes $118K a year. A lot of Retail Pharmacy Managers advance their careers by becoming Pharmacists and Retail Pharmacists. However, those positions offer $20K less and $17K less per year on average.

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Experience Affects Retail Pharmacy Manager Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$122,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%
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