$117,559
Avg. Salary
$57.97
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,036

Bonus

$4,500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Staff Pharmacist is $57.97 per hour.

The average pay for a Staff Pharmacist is $117,559 per year.

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$48.56
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MEDIAN $117,559
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$0$137K
Salary $91,320 - $134,482
Bonus $375 - $9,826
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,899
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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$98,631 - $137,254
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 270
Hourly Data $0$97
Hourly Rate $48.56 - $65.61
Overtime $60.50 - $97.81
Annual Data $0$137K
Bonus $375 - $9,826
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,899
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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$98,631 - $137,254
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 503

Job Description for Staff Pharmacist

Staff pharmacist positions are available at a large number of hospitals, clinics, and retail stores. Individuals in these jobs oversee aspects of pharmacy operations, especially the process of dispersing drugs based on physician prescriptions. Other job duties include performing quality control for products, managing inventory, overseeing technicians and other workers, and providing support for patients. The staff pharmacist's work environment depends on the size of the company, but they usually work with a small team of technicians, lab workers, and drivers to maintain a consistent workflow in a laboratory or clinic environment. The extent of any direct contact with patients depends on the organization, but it may be required in some positions.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Staff Pharmacist


Staff Pharmacists flock to CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Rite Aid Corporation, CVS Caremark Corporation, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. The biggest paychecks can be found at The Kroger Company — the median salary there is $130K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Rite Aid Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and CVS / Pharmacy, where Staff Pharmacists typically earn around $128K, $126K, or $125K, respectively.

Workers at Walgreen's Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and Target Corporation also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $120K, $122K, and $122K respectively.

Common Career Paths for Staff Pharmacist


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As Staff Pharmacists 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 Staff Pharmacist job on average. Staff Pharmacists most frequently become Pharmacists and Hospital Staff Pharmacists even though median compensation is $14K lower and $17K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Pharmacist

Pay by Experience for a Staff Pharmacist has a positive trend. An entry-level Staff Pharmacist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 160 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Staff 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 82 salaries. An experienced Staff Pharmacist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 87 salaries. A Staff 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 122 salaries.

Staff Pharmacist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Staff Pharmacist?

Staff Pharmacist in Boston:
"It is a nice city to work in, meet different people and learn new things everyday."
Pros: The type to pharmacy I work in , Provide service to the most complex patients the industry has to offer.
Cons: Traffic , public transportation and parking concerns and cold weather during winter months.

Staff Pharmacist:
Cons: 1. Non-competitive retail pay for pharmacists. Sam’s Club pays new graduates in my market $50/hour, while other companies in my same market pay new graduates a significant amount more (Walgreens pays new graduates $59/hr, CVS pays new graduates $62/hr) 2. Limited Hours for Staff Pharmacists with little opportunities to “flex up” and pick up additional shifts. If you are not the PIC, your base is only 24 hours a week. So, $50/hr at only 24 hours a week = Base Salary of $62,400. This is almost impossible to live off of if you are still paying back 100k+ in student loan debt. 3. All of your holidays and sick pay are taken out of your PTO allotted hours and you can only roll over 40 hours every year or you just end up losing it. 4. Raises are based on a percentage, so if you start at a low hourly rate of $50/hour, it will take you forever (like a decade) to eventually become competitive with wages of your colleagues at Walgreens or CVS. PROS: 1. Store hours are nice (9-7 on Weekdays, 9-6 on Sat, Closed Sun, Closed Major Holidays) 2. 30 minute lunch break when only 1 pharmacist is on duty. 3. Customer demographic seems less problematic. In my experience, customers are more pleasant to you and your staff at Sam’s Club than at other retail stores like Wal-Mart, CVS and Walgreens. 4. Usually lower volume stores, but partially due to the limited open hours. 5. As a staff pharmacist at only 24 hours a week, you still get benefits. (100% Match up to 6% of 401k contributions afte

Staff Pharmacist in Miami:
Pros: Warm weather, most people are friendly.
Cons: The traffic is terrible. People like to gossip.

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Key Stats for Staff Pharmacist

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
29%

Experience Affects Staff Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
▲2%

▲2%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$120,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Staff Pharmacist Salaries

Hospital pharmacy
▲6%


National Average
$120,000

Mail Order Pharmacy
▼1%

Long Term Care
▼4%

Pharmacotherapy
▼6%

Hospital Education
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 20%