Staff Pharmacist Salary

Median pay for Staff Pharmacists in the United States is around $57.69 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but the specific employer and experience level are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Staff Pharmacists. Some workers in this field — just under a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Female Staff Pharmacists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (65 percent) are women. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$90,098 - $134,128
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MEDIAN: $116,643
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$47.50 - $65.58
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MEDIAN: $57.54
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$0$137K
Salary $90,098 - $134,128
Bonus $202.73 - $11,423
Profit Sharing $3,500
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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$97,410 - $137,410
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 148
Hourly Data $0$96
Hourly Rate $47.50 - $65.58
Overtime $61.35 - $97.00
Annual Data $0$137K
Bonus $202.73 - $11,423
Profit Sharing $3,500
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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$97,410 - $137,410
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 249

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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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Staff 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.

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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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.

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.

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Key Stats for Staff Pharmacist

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Staff Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
▲3%

▲3%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$119,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Staff Pharmacist Salaries

Hospital pharmacy
▲7%


Mail Order Pharmacy
▼0%

National Average
$119,000

Long Term Care
▼3%

Pharmacotherapy
▼5%

Hospital Education
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 21%
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