Retail Pharmacy Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $125K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and most get vision coverage. Female Retail Pharmacy Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,631 - $149,734
$44K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $124,888
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50%
90%

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$10.88 - $67.77
$11
$57
$68
MEDIAN: $57.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,631 - $149,734  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,295  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
Total Pay (?
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$32,345 - $148,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$10.88 - $67.77  
   
Overtime
$71.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,295  
   
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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$32,345 - $148,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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

  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Acts as a consultant to medical staff and patients.
  • Oversee dispensing of drugs, supplies and inventory.
  • Maintain pharmacy day-to-day procedures and delegate staff responsibilities.

Common Career Paths for Retail Pharmacy Manager


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Retail Pharmacy Managers sometimes move into a Pharmacy Director role, where the salary is similar. Many Retail Pharmacy Managers advance into roles as Pharmacy Managers or Pharmacists, but the median salaries are $5K lower and $21K lower, 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $42K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $100K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $131K. Retail Pharmacy Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $132K.

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Key Stats for Retail Pharmacy Manager

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Retail Pharmacy Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$126,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Entry-Level
up arrow 67%

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 96%
vision benefits
Vision: 86%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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