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Retail Pharmacy Manager Salary

On average, Retail Pharmacy Managers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($117K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. With some bonuses approaching $12K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $40K, overall incomes of Retail Pharmacy Managers spread between $45K and $136K depending on individual performance. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Men make up a slight majority of Retail Pharmacy Managers (54 percent) who responded to the survey. The majority of Retail Pharmacy Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,976 - $131,049
(Median)
$47K
$120K
$130K
MEDIAN: $116,964
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$17.26 - $64.34
(Median)
$17
$57
$64
MEDIAN: $57.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,976 - $131,049  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,438  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $39,732  
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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$44,698 - $136,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$17.26 - $64.34  
   
Overtime
$22.40 - $88.13  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,438  
   
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $39,732  
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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$44,698 - $136,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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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 Manager. The two jobs pay about the same on average. Retail Pharmacy Managers most often move into Pharmacist or Retail Pharmacist roles. However, the former pays $19K less on average, and the latter pays $15K less.

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Experience Affects Retail Pharmacy Manager Salaries

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$121,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%