Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Salary

Salaries for Clinical Pharmacy Specialists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($119K) per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than half of Clinical Pharmacy Specialists (64 percent) survey participants are women. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance.

$107,200 - $136,601
$110K
$120K
$140K
MEDIAN: $119,850
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$52.54 - $65.28
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$65
MEDIAN: $57.41
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$0$136K
Salary $107,200 - $136,601
Bonus $1,952
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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$108,132 - $136,087
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 71
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $52.54 - $65.28
Overtime $73.72
Annual Data $0$136K
Bonus $1,952
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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$108,132 - $136,087
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

Job Description for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Clinical pharmacy specialists are responsible for the pharmaceutical care of patients within a patient care team, as well as drug therapy, control/analysis of prescriptions, drug monitoring, and remediation of any adverse side effects. These specialists also provide advice regarding medication safety and practices within the organization and ensure that employees follow all established policies and procedures within the department, as well as all state and federal regulations. Other duties include counseling patients, providing basic patient care services, participating in developing policies and procedures, and serving as a mentor to pharmacy residents, students, and interns.

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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Tasks

  • Review, prepare, dispense and document medications.
  • Interact across departments to improve patient quality of care and drug safety.
  • Communicate with caregivers and patients to ensure flow of information and safe drug administration.
  • Check for interactions and problems, ensuring safety of patients.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist


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Many Clinical Pharmacy Specialists transition into upper-level roles like Clinical Pharmacist. However, Clinical Pharmacists do report a slightly lower median income of $105K per year.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 31 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Clinical Pharmacy Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 17 salaries. A Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 12 salaries.

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Key Stats for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲4%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$120,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 12%