Hospital Pharmacist Salary

Median pay for Hospital Pharmacists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $54.52 per hour. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hospital Pharmacists. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$60,678 - $147,246
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MEDIAN: $108,523
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$44.65 - $64.61
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MEDIAN: $55.02
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$0$147K
Salary $60,678 - $147,246
Bonus $5,098
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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$84,165 - $137,429
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 84
Hourly Data $0$100
Hourly Rate $44.65 - $64.61
Overtime $19.57 - $100.46
Annual Data $0$137K
Bonus $5,098
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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$84,165 - $137,429
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 119

Job Description for Hospital Pharmacist

Hospital pharmacists dispense medicines in a hospital environment. In some positions, they make rounds in order to dispense medicine to in-patients, and it is also common to prepare solutions for things such as IVs and chemotherapy. If changes in patients' conditions are noticed, these pharmacists will have the discretion to relay them to the patient’s medical provider. It is important to be able to communicate clearly with other medical staff so that the best care can be administered, and medical professionals should always be informed about medication details as soon as possible.

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Hospital 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.

Hospital Pharmacist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Pharmacist

Pay by Experience for a Hospital Pharmacist has a positive trend. An entry-level Hospital Pharmacist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 109 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hospital Pharmacist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Hospital Pharmacist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 35 salaries. A Hospital 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 47 salaries.

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Key Stats for Hospital Pharmacist

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
15%

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Experience Affects Hospital Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$114,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 13%