The average salary for a Clinical Pharmacist is $118,326.
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Job Description for Clinical Pharmacist
A clinical pharmacist typically is in charge of providing services to the division director, such as assisting with continuing education programs for pharmacy students, health care services, or medical staff. A clinical pharmacist also advises physicians on drug usage and dose control in hospitals/clinics as well. Specifically, a clinical pharmacist must advise physicians on any and all dangers of various drugs, list their side effects, and help them determine the correct dosages for the patient…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Pharmacist
The top respondents for the job title Clinical Pharmacist are from the companies CVS Caremark Corporation, HCA, Inc. and Magellan Health. Reported salaries are highest at UnitedHealth Group where the average pay is $130,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include HCA, Inc. and The Veterans Administration (United States), earning around $128,000 and $126,171, respectively. CVS Caremark Corporation pays the lowest at around $114,451. Magellan Health and Hartford Hospital also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $118,422 and $118,481, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Clinical Pharmacist
Infectious Disease Knowledge
Skills in Managed Care and Infectious Disease Knowledge are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Counseling, Critical Care and Pharmacotherapy.
Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Pharmacist
An entry-level Clinical Pharmacist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $106,115 based on 38 salaries. An early career Clinical Pharmacist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $113,038 based on 708 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Pharmacist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $121,041 based on 393 salaries. An experienced Clinical Pharmacist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $124,752 based on 286 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $126,720.
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Employees with Clinical Pharmacist in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 6.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (5.2% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (5.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (2.5% less), Houston, Texas (2.1% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.6% less).
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