Staff Pharmacist Salary

Earnings for Staff Pharmacists in the United States come in at around $57.57 per hour on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the company and experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. There are more female Staff Pharmacists who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$89,076 - $133,664
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MEDIAN: $116,899
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$48.12 - $65.07
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$0$136K
Salary $89,076 - $133,664
Bonus $196.53 - $11,527
Profit Sharing $2,500
Total Pay (?
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$97,853 - $136,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 140
Hourly Data $0$99
Hourly Rate $48.12 - $65.07
Overtime $63.62 - $99.53
Annual Data $0$136K
Bonus $196.53 - $11,527
Profit Sharing $2,500
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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$97,853 - $136,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 251

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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

  • 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.
  • May collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review and evaluate patient effectiveness.
  • Educate patient on medication use, storage and side effects.
  • Solicit information from patients regarding past and current medication to prevent drug interactions.

Common Career Paths for Staff Pharmacist


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Staff Pharmacists may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Pharmacy Director. Pharmacy Directors on average make about as much as Staff Pharmacists do. A lot of Staff Pharmacists advance their careers by becoming Pharmacists and Hospital Staff Pharmacists. However, those positions offer $14K less and $17K less per year on average.

Staff Pharmacist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Staff Pharmacist


Dominating the field, CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Rite Aid Corporation, CVS Caremark Corporation, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Staff Pharmacists. Staff Pharmacists flock to The Kroger Company for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $130K lead the pack in compensation. Staff Pharmacists can also look forward to large paychecks at Rite Aid Corporation ($128K), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($126K), and CVS / Pharmacy ($125K).

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Walgreen's Pharmacy ($120K), Rite Aid Pharmacy ($122K), and Target Corporation ($122K).

Pay by Experience Level for Staff Pharmacist

Pay by Experience for a Staff Pharmacist has a positive trend. An entry-level Staff Pharmacist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 160 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Staff Pharmacist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Staff Pharmacist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 87 salaries. A Staff Pharmacist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 122 salaries.

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Key Stats for Staff Pharmacist

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Staff Pharmacist Salaries

▲3%

Late-Career
▲2%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$119,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Staff Pharmacist Salaries

Hospital pharmacy
▲7%


Mail Order Pharmacy
▼0%

National Average
$119,000

Long Term Care
▼3%

Pharmacotherapy
▼6%

Hospital Education
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 22%
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