Pharmacy Manager Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Pharmacy Managers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $129K per year. Cash earnings for Pharmacy Managers — which occasionally include more than $13K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $87K to approximately $151K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the specific employer and years of experience are influential factors as well. Male Pharmacy Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Pharmacy Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$93,159 - $148,057
$93K
$130K
$150K
MEDIAN: $129,594
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$41.06 - $70.04
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$0$152K
Salary $93,159 - $148,057
Bonus $306.39 - $13,184
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,192
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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$93,521 - $152,993
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 426
Hourly Data $0$100
Hourly Rate $41.06 - $70.04
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $23.55 - $100.83
Annual Data $0$152K
Bonus $306.39 - $13,184
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,192
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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$93,521 - $152,993
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 285

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Job Description for Pharmacy Manager

Pharmacy managers help ensure customers get the medicine they need and that it is properly filled following the doctors orders. Typically, a pharmacy manager oversees one particular store, but there are positions in which they manage multiple locations. Along with ensuring their pharmacy complies with federal and state regulations, pharmacy managers must ensure staff communicate clearly, effectively, and positively with customers. It is up to the pharmacy manager to instruct and monitor employees to ensure they are professional and courteous in all interactions. Most pharmacies fill orders from walk-in patients on the spot, so the pharmacy manager must ensure their facility is efficient. They must train their staff to prioritize orders and deliver them within the allotted time frames. Teaching staff how to effectively deal with doctors and medical practitioners is essential as well.

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Pharmacy Manager Tasks

  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Acts as a consultant to medical staff and patients.
  • Oversee dispensing of drugs, supplies and inventory.
  • Maintain pharmacy day-to-day procedures and delegate staff responsibilities.

Common Career Paths for Pharmacy Manager


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As Pharmacy Managers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Pharmacy Director position pays around the same amount as the Pharmacy Manager job on average. Pharmacy Managers most often move into Pharmacist or Retail Pharmacist roles. However, the former pays $27K less on average, and the latter pays $27K less.

Pharmacy Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Pharmacy Manager


Dominating the field, CVS / Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Walgreen Co., Walgreen's Pharmacy, and Rite Aid Pharmacy are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Pharmacy Managers. Safeway, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $139K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Walgreen Co., CVS / Pharmacy, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where earnings of $138K, $138K, or $137K are standard for Pharmacy Managers.

Rite Aid Corporation, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and The Kroger Company also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $128K, $132K, and $133K.

Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacy Manager

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacy Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacy Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $129,000 based on 236 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacy Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $133,000 based on 209 salaries. An experienced Pharmacy Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $133,000 based on 226 salaries. A Pharmacy Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 150 salaries.

Pharmacy Manager Reviews

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

Pharmacy Manager in New York:
"Dead end."
Pros: There's nothing good about it. I have to do the work of all employees and never have time to eat.
Cons: I have to do the work of all other employees and my health has decreased because if the fact that I do not even get to eat. In the past year I have lost 55-65 pounds because if the stress in my work place.

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Key Stats for Pharmacy Manager

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Pharmacy Manager Salaries

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National Average
$133,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Manager Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
▲13%

People Management
▲5%



National Average
$133,000

Hospital pharmacy
▼3%

Customer Service
▼4%

Pharmacotherapy
▼5%

Inventory Management
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 12%
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