How much does a Pharmacy Director make in the United States? The average Pharmacy Director salary in the United States is $199,345 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $183,096 and $218,491. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Pharmacy Director Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Pharmacy Director Salary $168,302 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Pharmacy Director Salary $183,096 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Pharmacy Director Salary $199,345 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Pharmacy Director Salary $218,491 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Pharmacy Director Salary $235,922 US April 24, 2024
25% $183,096 10% $168,302 90% $235,922 75% $218,491 $199,345 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.


Onboarding: Onboarding, also known as organizational socialization, is management jargon first created in the 1970's that refers to the mechanism through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors in order to become effective organizational members and insiders. It is the process of integrating a new employee into the organization and its culture. Tactics used in this process include formal meetings, lectures, videos, printed materials, or computer-based orientations to introduce newcomers to their new jobs and organizations. Research has demonstrated that these socialization techniques lead to positive outcomes for new employees such as higher job satisfaction, better job performance, greater organizational commitment, and reduction in occupational stress and intent to quit.. These outcomes are particularly important to an organization looking to retain a competitive advantage in an increasingly mobile and globalized workforce. In the United States, for example, up to 25% of workers are organizational newcomers engaged in an onboarding process. The term induction is used instead in regions such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and parts of Europe. This is known in some parts of the world as training.


Primary Care: Primary care practice serves as the patient's entry point into the health care system and as the continuing focal point for all needed health care services.

Leadership 10.25%
Onboarding 3.2%
Primary Care 1.32%
Others 85.23%

Job Description for Pharmacy Director

Pharmacy Director directs, establishes, and plans the overall policies and goals for a hospital or healthcare facility's pharmacy services. Maintains contact with other department heads, medical staff, and nursing staff to determine needs, resolve problems, improve processes, and promote effective drug therapy. Being a Pharmacy Director requires a bachelor's degree in pharmacy. Typically requires Registered Pharmacist (RPh). Additionally, Pharmacy Director typically reports to a top management. The Pharmacy Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Pharmacy Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Pharmacy Director salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Pharmacy Director, the highest Pharmacy Director salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Pharmacy Director salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Pharmacy Director salary is in Miami, FL, where the Pharmacy Director salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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