Pharmacy Director Salary

Pharmacy Directors in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $139K annually. Total incomes of Pharmacy Directors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $25K from bonuses and close to $14K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $110K and $180K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Pharmacy Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Pharmacy Directors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$107,354 - $174,788
$110K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $139,475
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$54.80 - $78.90
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MEDIAN: $64.47
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$0$181K
Salary $107,354 - $174,788
Bonus $-0.48 - $25,591
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,191
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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$109,933 - $181,984
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 260
Hourly Data $0$107
Hourly Rate $54.80 - $78.90
Overtime $93.30
Annual Data $0$181K
Bonus $-0.48 - $25,591
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,191
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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$109,933 - $181,984
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

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Job Description for Pharmacy Director

Pharmacy directors oversee all operations in the pharmacy for which they work. They coordinate employees' work and provide feedback and discipline to employees as needed. They must ensure their pharmacy operates within company guidelines and any relevant local, state, and federal rules. Pharmacy directors must also be able to set up pharmaceutical equipment for patients, communicate effectively with patients, make any pharmacy-related decisions, and meet any deadlines in accordance with their company's policies. They need to find ways to ensure the pharmacy operates more effectively and efficiently as well.

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Pharmacy Director Tasks

  • Directs the pharmacy staff in effective and efficient use of pharmaceuticals
  • Assure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements
  • Oversee inventory, order processing, utilization, distribution of products and services
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Oversee purchasing, inventory, order processing, utilization, distribution of products and services.

Common Career Paths for Pharmacy Director


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Many Pharmacy Directors move into a Hospital Pharmacy Director role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Hospital Pharmacy Directors on average bring in a similar salary to Pharmacy Directors. Many Pharmacy Directors advance into roles as Pharmacist in Charges or Hospital Pharmacists, but the median salaries are $24K lower and $36K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Pharmacy Director


Survey takers who work as Pharmacy Directors typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Clinical Supervision, Budget Management, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Pharmacotherapy. It is often found that people who know Operations Management are also skilled in Budget Management and Clinical Supervision.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Director

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacy Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacy Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacy Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $136,000 based on 88 salaries. A Pharmacy Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 105 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $141,492

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Pharmacy Directors, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Pharmacy Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+16 percent), Phoenix (+10 percent), Portland (+3 percent), and Houston (+1 percent). In Pittsburgh, salaries are 5 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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

Pharmacy Director in Vero Beach:
Pros: Working as part of a healthcare team to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Cons: Stress of juggling multiple roles and constantly being tasked to do more with fewer resources.

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Director

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
44%
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Experience Affects Pharmacy Director Salaries

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National Average
$141,000

▼2%

▼4%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Director Salaries

Clinical Supervision
▲12%

Budget Management
▼0%

National Average
$141,000



Pharmacotherapy
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 9%
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