Retail Pharmacy Manager Salary

Compensation for Retail Pharmacy Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($121K). Cash earnings for Retail Pharmacy Managers — which occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $39K from profit sharing — stretch from around $39K to approximately $142K. Most Retail Pharmacy Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,000 - $139,197
(Median)
$45K
$120K
$140K
MEDIAN: $121,099
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$12.79 - $66.35
(Median)
$13
$57
$66
MEDIAN: $57.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,000 - $139,197  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,373  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $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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$39,053 - $142,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.79 - $66.35  
   
Overtime
$19.50 - $100.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,373  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $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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$39,053 - $142,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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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As Retail Pharmacy Managers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Pharmacy Director position pays around the same amount as the Retail Pharmacy Manager job on average. Many Retail Pharmacy Managers advance into roles as Pharmacy Managers or Pharmacists, but the median salaries are $4K lower and $20K 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.


Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $118K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $129K in this role. For some reason, Retail Pharmacy Managers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $126K.

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Experience Affects Retail Pharmacy Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
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National Average
$123,000

Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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