Staff Pharmacist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Staff Pharmacist is $53.80 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Staff Pharmacist Total Pay (?
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$82,899 - $125,846
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $107,295
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Staff Pharmacist Total Pay (?
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$44.69 - $61.43
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$82,899 - $125,846  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,073  
Profit Sharing
$1,328 - $19,315  
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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$90,744 - $129,173  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 869
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$44.69 - $61.43  
   
Overtime
$45.69 - $90.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,073  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,328 - $19,315  
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).
)
$90,744 - $129,173  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 869
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Job Description for Staff Pharmacist

Staff pharmacist positions are available at a large number of hospitals, clinics, and retail stores. Individuals in these jobs oversee aspects of pharmacy operations, especially the process of dispersing drugs based on physician prescriptions. Other job duties include performing quality control for products, managing inventory, overseeing technicians and other workers, and providing support for patients. The staff pharmacist's work environment depends on the size of the company, but they usually work with a small team of technicians, lab workers, and drivers to maintain a consistent workflow in a laboratory or clinic environment. The extent of any direct contact with patients depends on the organization, but it may be required in some positions.
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Staff Pharmacist Tasks
  • Educate patient on medication use, storage and side effects.
  • Solicit information from patients regarding past and current medication to prevent drug interactions.
  • May collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review and evaluate patient effectiveness.
  • Analyze prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions.
  • Dispense and review prescriptions to ensure accuracy, and compliance with professional, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Pharmacist

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

Pay Difference By Location

Phoenix
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National Average
$112,000
St. Louis
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Houston
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New York
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Experience Affects Staff Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 3%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$112,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Staff Pharmacist Salaries

National Average
$112,000
Hospital pharmacy
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Pharmacotherapy
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%
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