Pharmacy Buyer Salary

The average wage for a Pharmacy Buyer is $17.94 per hour.

$31,978 - $69,260
$32K
$43K
$69K
MEDIAN: $43,327
10%
50%
90%

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$15.17 - $25.35
$15
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.11
10%
50%
90%

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$0$69K
Salary $31,978 - $69,260
Bonus $0.00 - $4,848
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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$32,121 - $57,238
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $15.17 - $25.35
Overtime $18.68 - $42.28
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,848
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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$32,121 - $57,238
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 110

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Job Description for Pharmacy Buyer

Pharmacy buyers are responsible for purchasing, receiving, and maintaining appropriate stock levels for their organization, while monitoring usage and managing the cost of pharmaceuticals for their company. They are in charge of conducting inventory and requesting new products based on organizational requirements. Pharmacy buyers strive to develop excellent business relationships with external pharmacy partners. They use extensive pharmacology knowledge to order a variety of medicines, as well as prepare invoices, complete financial reports based on their purchasing orders, and conduct audits. They use a personal computer to record purchasing history, as well as update a database of all products on hand. They use spreadsheet software to make calculations on product amounts and cost. Some of their main duties include selecting, receiving, and storing pharmaceuticals and related supplies. In all tasks, pharmacy buyers must follow safety and privacy guidelines.

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Pharmacy Buyer Tasks

  • Ensure inventory supply, order processing and distribution of pharmaceuticals and supplies.
  • Negotiate with vendors to obtain optimum service and price.
  • Monitor and analyze pricing and adherence to contracts.

Common Career Paths for Pharmacy Buyer


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Pharmacy Buyer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Buyer

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacy Buyer has a neutral trend. An entry-level Pharmacy Buyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacy Buyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Buyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 43 salaries. A Pharmacy Buyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pharmacy Buyer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Pharmacy Buyer?

Pharmacy Buyer in Martinez:
Check your salary range before accepting job position.

Pharmacy Buyer in Fredericksburg:
"Based Upon Location."
Ask do you get the rate as far as where the job is located because I work in northern va and since the cost of living is higher I should get a better pay rate but I don't since my other hospital is located in the south. I feel as though this isn't correct at all.

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Buyer

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Pharmacy Buyer Salaries

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Late-Career
▼4%

Mid-Career
▼11%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Buyer Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Inventory Control
▼8%

Purchasing
▼10%

Inventory Management
▼12%

Microsoft Office
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 8%
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