Pharmacist in Seattle Salary

A Pharmacist in Seattle, Washington earns an average wage of $54.60 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Hospital Education is associated with high pay for this job.

$79,189 - $147,044
$79K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $112,037
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90%

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$41.22 - $66.43
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$58
$66
MEDIAN: $57.60
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$0$147K
Salary $79,189 - $147,044
Bonus $3,000
Total Pay (?
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$82,051 - $138,681
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data $0$104
Hourly Rate $41.22 - $66.43
Overtime $84.60
Annual Data $0$138K
Bonus $3,000
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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$82,051 - $138,681
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

Job Description for Pharmacist

Pharmacists work primarily for pharmacies and drugstores; however, hospitals and medical clinics may employ their own pharmacists to dispense drugs directly to patients. Pharmacists who work for hospitals must analyze both in-patient and out-patient medication, so close attention to detail is very important in this position to ensure the accuracy of filled prescriptions.

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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.

About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
684,443
Male:
345,659 (50.5%)
Female:
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...
Seattle:
$80,349
Washington:
$64,129
$1,356
Seattle:
$530,900
Washington:
$284,000
3.5%

Pharmacist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacist

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacist has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 10 salaries. An experienced Pharmacist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 11 salaries. A 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 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Pharmacist

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
▲3%

Experienced
▲1%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$118,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Pharmacist Salaries

Hospital Education
▲7%


National Average
$118,000

Long Term Care
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 7%