Salaries for Retail Pharmacy Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($124K) per year. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. In this profession, almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a large number have vision insurance, as well. Female Retail Pharmacy Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$45,000 - $148,750
(Median)
$45K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $124,186
10%
50%
90%

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$10.96 - $67.57
(Median)
$11
$55
$68
MEDIAN: $55.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,000 - $148,750  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,094  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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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$36,372 - $147,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $67.57  
   
Overtime
$70.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,094  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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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$36,372 - $147,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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.

Common Career Paths for Retail Pharmacy Manager


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Retail 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 Retail Pharmacy Managers choose to become Pharmacy Managers and Pharmacists as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $4K less and $20K less, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Pharmacy Manager

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


Retail Pharmacy Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $42K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $105K. Retail Pharmacy Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $127K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $131K.

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Experience Affects Retail Pharmacy Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$125,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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