US Pharmacy Compensation Survey

Comprehensive data for a healthy talent strategy

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With rising healthcare costs, changes in industry regulations, and the growing need for transparency, the pharmacy industry isn’t short of challenges. Whether you’re a retail, mail order, or hospital pharmacy, ensuring you have the right insights to make key decisions is critical to keeping pace. That starts with having the people you need to successfully meet today’s demands.

Learn exactly what to pay your employees with the US Pharmacy Compensation Survey. Benchmark your positions from top to bottom with data for 50+ jobs from across the country. Analyze the data by company size, location, and industry specialization. Compare your compensation strategy to the market across several key components, such as:

  • Base pay
  • Salary range
  • Incentive eligibility
  • Store script volume
  • Hours scheduled and more

Are you ready to ensure your talent strategy is competitive?

Survey Details at a Glance
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • 2019 Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • Participating Companies

Overview

Endorsed by 300+ pharmacies, health plans, PBMs, hospitals, and long-term care providers, this salary survey will help you with employee turnover, talent acquisition, and policy development and implementation.

New for 2019
Given the competitive nature of today’s market and the rapid movement in key Pharmacy positions, we are pleased to offer both the Pharmacy Compensation Survey and a Mid-Year Update survey for 2019.

The Mid-Year Update will feature data for 10-15 fast moving pharmacy jobs and key policy questions ensuring you have access to the data you need to be successful throughout all of 2019. Update data will be collected in July with the results available in October.

Also new for 2019 is Mercer Job Library. This comprehensive new job catalog provides you with improved job descriptions for more accurate position matches, clearer relationships between jobs, more specializations, and much more. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details.

Delivered in Fully Customizable Formats
Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters — including geography, industry, company size, and more. Efficiently organize and analyze the information with Mercer WIN, which enables you to:

  • Compare job descriptions side by side.
  • Change pay elements to support the right level of analysis.
  • Perform function and career-level analysis.
  • Export your data for integration into other systems (data also available as an Excel file).
  • Run presentation-quality detailed or summary reports.

Salary Survey Methodology
Mercer surveys are designed using the most accurate and up-to-date market data practices. Data is collected from HR professionals at participating organizations and then analyzed for validity, thoroughness, and market representation based on the organization's size, structure, geographic region, or a combination of these factors. A minimum number of incumbents, organizations, and distinct organizations are required in order to report each data element. If minimums are not met, the market data is suppressed, ensuring you the highest level of data confidentiality.

Product Details

Survey Stats

  • # of Pharmacy Positions: 54
  • # of Participating Organizations: 303
  • # of Employee Observations: 346,115

Based on data from the 2018 US Pharmacy Compensation Survey

Data Collected

  • Base Pay
  • FLSA Status
  • Hours Scheduled
  • Incentive Amounts
  • Incentive Eligibility
  • Organization Data
  • Salary Range
  • Store Script Volume
  • Technician Certified
  • Union Status

Data Analyzed

Industry Specialization

  • Chain Drug Store
  • Hospital/Healthcare System
  • Mail-order/PBM
  • Managed Care/Health Plan
  • Mass Merchandiser
  • Nuclear
  • Specialty Services to Long-term Care Facilities
  • Supermarket

Geographic Area

  • Metropolitan Area
  • National
  • Zip Code

Size

  • FTEs
  • Number of Pharmacies
  • Revenue
  • Script Volume

Position Families Analyzed

  • Intern
  • Management
  • Pharmacist
  • Technician
  • Service Associate

2019 Participation

Data Submission Tools

Compensation Questionnaire
Compensation Guide
Job Matching Tool

To become a survey participant, download the compensation questionnaire above, review and complete the questionnaire, and then submit. It's that simple! We understand the level of sensitivity in the data provided and will hold your data in the strictest confidence.

What's New in 2019
This survey will move to the new Mercer Job Library in 2019. This comprehensive new job catalog provides you with improved job descriptions for more accurate position matches, clearer relationships between jobs, more specializations, and much more. Read the client announcement for details on why we’re making this change and what it means to you or visit the Mercer Job Library FAQs page for more details.

2019 Participation is now open!

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. To participate in the 2019 survey, please submit your completed questionnaire before the deadline. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

  • A discount on survey results!
  • An exclusive invitation to survey events - attend results webcasts and meetings where Mercer consultants will review the results and identify market trends and factors. You'll also be able to ask questions directly related to your organization.
  • Ensure your data is included in the market results - easily determine your market position with customized reports that compare your company data to your peers.

2019 Survey Schedule

  • Participation opens: January 11
  • Participation closes: February 14
  • Results available: May
  • Participation Webcasts
    To better understand the submission process, as well as the survey data collected, attend a participation webcast.
    Pharmacy Compensation Survey Participation Webcast.

    2019 Pricing

    Participant:
    2019 Pharmacy Compensation Survey — Single-State Operation — USD 1,500
    2019 Pharmacy Compensation Survey — Multi-State or Specialty Operations — USD 2,800
    2019 Mid-Year Update Survey — Single-State Operation — USD 1,000
    2019 Mid-Year Update Survey —Multi-State or Specialty Operations — USD 1,800
    *2019 Bundle: US Pharmacy Compensation Survey + Mid-Year Update Survey – Single-State Pharmacy Operations — USD 2,000
    *2019 Bundle: US Pharmacy Compensation Survey + Mid-Year Update Survey – Multi-State or Specialty Operations — USD 3,700

    Non-participant:
    2019 Pharmacy Compensation Survey — Single-State Operation — USD 4,500
    2019 Pharmacy Compensation Survey — Multi-State or Specialty Operations — USD 8,400

    Please Note:
    - The 2019 Mid-Year Update Survey is only available for purchase by participants. New participants at that time who have not participated in the Pharmacy Compensation Survey will still be able to participate and purchase the Mid-Year Update Survey.
    - The 2019 Bundled Pharmacy Compensation Survey + Mid-Year Update Survey features a 50% discount on the Update Survey for participants.

    Pricing

    Product Participant Non-Participant
    2018 US Pharmacy Compensation Survey – Single-State Pharmacy Operations USD 1,420 USD 4,260
    2018 US Pharmacy Compensation Survey – Multi-State or Specialty Pharmacy Operations USD 2,675 USD 8,025

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    Survey Schedule

    Pharmacy Compensation Survey

    • Questionnaire Distributed: January 11
    • Participation Deadline: February 14
    • Data Effective Date: January
    • Report Available: May

    Mid-Year Update Survey

  • Questionnaire Distributed: July
  • Participation Deadline: August
  • Data Effective Date: July
  • Report Available: October
  • Position List & Sample Report

    Position List

    View the position list and descriptions included in this survey.

    Sample Report

    View a sample report of this survey for a glimpse at what’s included.

    Participating Companies

    • Ahold Delhaize - Food Lion, LLC
    • Ahold Delhaize - Giant Food Stores, LLC
    • Ahold Delhaize - Giant of Maryland, LLC
    • Ahold Delhaize - Hannaford Bros. Co.
    • Ahold Delhaize - Stop & Shop, New England
    • Albertsons Companies
    • AtlaniCare Regional Medical Center
    • Atrium Health
    • Atrius Health
    • Aurora Health Care
    • Aurora Health Care - Aurora Pharmacy
    • Cardinal Health, Inc.
    • Carilion Clinic
    • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    • Centura Health - Avista Adventist Hospital
    • Centura Health - Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
    • Centura Health - Littleton Adventist Hospital
    • Centura Health - Longmont United Hospital
    • Centura Health - Mercy Regional Medical Center
    • Centura Health - OrthoColorado Hospital
    • Centura Health - Parker Adventist Hospital
    • Centura Health - Penrose Hospital
    • Centura Health - Porter Adventist Hospital
    • Centura Health - St. Anthony Hospital
    • Centura Health - St. Anthony North Health Campus
    • Centura Health - St. Anthony's Summit Medical Center
    • Centura Health - St. Catherine Hospital
    • Centura Health - St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
    • Centura Health - St. Thomas More Hospital
    • Children's Health System of Texas
    • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
    • Christiana Care Health System
    • Cleveland Clinic
    • Cleveland Clinic - Avon Hospital
    • Cleveland Clinic - Euclid Hospital
    • Cleveland Clinic - Fairview Hospital
    • Cleveland Clinic - Florida
    • Cleveland Clinic - Hillcrest Hospital
    • Cleveland Clinic - Lutheran Hospital
    • Cleveland Clinic - Marymount Hospital
    • Cleveland Clinic - Medina Hospital
    • Cleveland Clinic - SouthPointe Hospital
    • Community Health Network
    • Cook Children's Health Care System - Cook Children's Medical Center
    • CVS Health Corporation - Caremark, LLC
    • CVS Health Corporation - CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
    • CVS Health Corporation - Omnicare, Inc.
    • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
    • Dignity Health - Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
    • Dignity Health - Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
    • Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center
    • Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center
    • Dignity Health - Community Hospital of San Bernardino
    • Dignity Health - Dominican Hospital
    • Dignity Health - French Hospital Medical Center
    • Dignity Health - Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center
    • Dignity Health - Marian Medical Center
    • Dignity Health - Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital
    • Dignity Health - Mercy General Hospital
    • Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
    • Dignity Health - Mercy Hospital of Folsom
    • Dignity Health - Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield
    • Dignity Health - Mercy Medical Center Merced
    • Dignity Health - Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta
    • Dignity Health - Mercy Medical Center Redding
    • Dignity Health - Mercy San Juan Medical Center
    • Dignity Health - Methodist Hospital of Sacramento
    • Dignity Health - Northridge Hospital Medical Center
    • Dignity Health - Sequoia Hospital
    • Dignity Health - Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
    • Dignity Health - St. Bernardine Medical Center
    • Dignity Health - St. Elizabeth Community Hospital
    • Dignity Health - St. Francis Memorial Hospital
    • Dignity Health - St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital
    • Dignity Health - St. John's Regional Medical Center
    • Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
    • Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Medical Center
    • Dignity Health - St. Mary Medical Center Long Beach
    • Dignity Health - St. Mary's Medical Center
    • Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospitals - Rose de Lima Campus
    • Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospitals - San Martin
    • Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospitals - Siena Campus
    • Dignity Health - Woodland Clinic Medical Group
    • Dignity Health - Woodland Healthcare
    • Essentia Health
    • Express Scripts Holding Company
    • Fairview Health Services
    • Franciscan Health - Dyer
    • Franciscan Health - Hammond
    • Franciscan Health - Munster
    • Froedtert Health
    • Froedtert Health - Community Memorial Hospital
    • Froedtert Health - Froedtert Hospital
    • Froedtert Health - St. Joseph's Hospital
    • Geisinger Health System
    • Giant Eagle, Inc.
    • Grady Health System
    • Harris Health System
    • Health First, Inc.
    • HealthPartners
    • HealthPartners - Regions Hospital
    • H-E-B
    • Henry Ford Health System
    • Humana, Inc.
    • Independent Health Association, Inc.
    • Kaiser Permanente - Northern California
    • Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
    • Leehar Distributors, LLC
    • Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
    • Magellan Health
    • Maine Medical Center
    • Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    • Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research - Mayo Clinic Florida
    • Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research - Mayo Clinic Hospital
    • MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.
    • MedStar Health - Franklin Square Medical Center
    • MedStar Health - Good Samaritan Hospital
    • MedStar Health - Harbor Hospital
    • MedStar Health - Pharmacies Diversified
    • MedStar Health - Union Memorial Hospital
    • Mercy Health
    • Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital
    • Mercy Health - Clermont Hospital
    • Mercy Health - Defiance Hospital
    • Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital
    • Mercy Health - Jewish Hospital
    • Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital
    • Mercy Health - Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital
    • Mercy Health - Mercy Allen Hospital
    • Mercy Health - Mercy Health Care Center
    • Mercy Health - Mercy Memorial Hospital
    • Mercy Health - Mercy Regional Medical Center
    • Mercy Health - Mercy St. Ann Hospital
    • Mercy Health - Mercy St. Charles Hospital
    • Mercy Health - Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center
    • Mercy Health - Mercy Tiffin Hospital
    • Mercy Health - Mercy Willard Hospital
    • Mercy Health - Springfield Regional Medical Center
    • Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Health Center
    • Mercy Health - St. Joseph Health Center
    • Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center
    • Mercy Health - West Hospital
    • MultiCare Health System
    • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
    • Northwell Health
    • Norton Healthcare
    • Norton Healthcare - Kosair Children's Hospital
    • Norton Healthcare - Norton Audubon Hospital
    • Norton Healthcare - Norton Brownsboro Hospital
    • Norton Healthcare - Norton Hospital
    • Norton Healthcare - Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital
    • Novant Health, Inc - Medical Park Hospital
    • Novant Health, Inc.
    • Novant Health, Inc. - Brunswick Medical Center
    • Novant Health, Inc. - Forsyth Medical Center
    • Novant Health, Inc. - Huntersville Medical Center
    • Novant Health, Inc. - Kernersville Medical Center
    • Novant Health, Inc. - Matthews Medical Center
    • Novant Health, Inc. - Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center
    • Novant Health, Inc. - Presbyterian Medical Center
    • Novant Health, Inc. - Prince William Medical Center
    • Novant Health, Inc. - Rowan Medical Center
    • Novant Health, Inc. - Thomasville Medical Center
    • OnePoint Patient Care
    • Oregon Health & Science University
    • Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    • Penn State Health - St. Joseph Medical Center
    • PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.
    • Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions, LLC
    • Phoenix Children's Hospital
    • Piedmont Healthcare - Piedmont Athens Regional
    • Piedmont Healthcare - Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
    • Piedmont Healthcare - Piedmont Fayette Hospital
    • Piedmont Healthcare - Piedmont Henry Hospital
    • Piedmont Healthcare - Piedmont Mountainside Hospital
    • Piedmont Healthcare - Piedmont Newnan Hospital
    • Piedmont Healthcare - Piedmont Newton Hospital
    • Piedmont Rockdale Hospital
    • Prime Therapeutics, LLC
    • ProMedica Health System
    • Providence Health & Services - Ambulatory Services
    • Providence Health & Services - Providence ElderPlace
    • Providence Health & Services - Providence Health Plans
    • Providence Health & Services - Providence Home Services
    • Providence Health & Services - Providence Medford Medical Center
    • Providence Health & Services - Providence Medical Group
    • Providence Health & Services - Providence Portland Medical Center
    • Providence Health & Services - Providence Seaside Hospital
    • Publix Super Markets, Inc.
    • Reading Health System
    • Reliance Rx Specialty Pharmacy Management, LLC
    • Renown Health
    • Rite Aid Corporation
    • Sentara Healthcare
    • Shopko Stores, Inc.
    • Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System - Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center
    • Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System - Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
    • Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System - Exempla St. Joseph Hospital
    • Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System - Holy Rosary Healthcare
    • Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System - Platte Valley Medical Center
    • Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System - St. James Healthcare
    • Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System - St. Mary's Hospital & Regional Medical Center
    • Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System - St. Vincent Healthcare
    • SpartanNash Company
    • Spectrum Health System - Hospitals
    • SSM Health - Dean Clinic
    • SSM Health - Good Samaritan Regional Health Center
    • SSM Health - SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
    • SSM Health - SSM DePaul Health Center
    • SSM Health - SSM St. Clare Health Center
    • SSM Health - SSM St. Joseph Health Center
    • SSM Health - SSM St. Joseph Hospital West
    • SSM Health - SSM St. Mary's Health Center
    • SSM Health - St. Anthony Hospital
    • SSM Health - St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital
    • SSM Health - St. Francis Hospital & Health Services
    • SSM Health - St. Mary's Good Samaritan, Inc.
    • SSM Health - St. Mary's Health Center
    • SSM Health - St. Mary's Hospital
    • SSM Health - St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain
    • SSM Health - St. Mary's Janesville Hospital
    • SSM Health Care Corporation
    • St. Elizabeth Healthcare - St. Elizabeth Edgewood
    • St. Elizabeth Healthcare - St. Elizabeth Florence
    • St. Elizabeth Healthcare - St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas
    • St. Francis Health System
    • St. Joseph Mercy - Oakland
    • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    • Stanford University - Stanford Health Care
    • SUPERVALU, Inc.
    • Tenet Healthcare - Baylor Scott & White Medical Center
    • Tenet Healthcare - Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
    • Tenet Healthcare - Carondelet St. Mary's
    • Tenet Healthcare - Centennial Medical Center
    • Tenet Healthcare - Desert Regional Medical Center
    • Tenet Healthcare - Doctors Hospital of Manteca
    • Tenet Healthcare - Doctors Medical Center of Modesto
    • Tenet Healthcare - Hahnemann University Hospital
    • Tenet Healthcare - Hialeah Hospital
    • Tenet Healthcare - JFK Memorial Hospital
    • Tenet Healthcare - Lake Pointe Medical Center
    • Tenet Healthcare - Los Alamitos Medical Center
    • Tenet Healthcare - Palmetto General Hospital
    • Tenet Healthcare - Placentia-Linda Hospital
    • Tenet Healthcare - Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
    • Tenet Healthcare - St. Francis Bartlett Medical Center
    • Tenet Healthcare - St. Francis Hospital - Memphis
    • Tenet Healthcare - St. Mary's Medical Center
    • Tenet Healthcare - The Hospitals of Providence East Campus
    • Tenet Healthcare - Twin Cities Community Hospital
    • Tenet Healthcare - Valley Baptist Medical Center, Harlingen
    • Texas Children's Hospital
    • Texas Health Resources, Inc. - Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
    • Texas Health Resources, Inc. - Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth
    • Texas Health Resources, Inc. - Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance
    • Texas Health Resources, Inc. - Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle
    • Texas Health Resources, Inc. - Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
    • Texas Health Resources, Inc. - Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford
    • Texas Health Resources, Inc. - Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
    • Texas Health Resources, Inc. - Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
    • Texas Health Resources, Inc. - Texas Health Physicians Group
    • Texas Health Resources, Inc. - Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
    • Texas Health Resources, Inc. - Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
    • Texas Health Resources, Inc. - Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
    • Texas Health Resources, Inc. - Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman
    • Texas Health Resources, Inc. - Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
    • Texas Health Resources, Inc. - Texas Health Specialty Hospital
    • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    • The Johns Hopkins University - The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • The Kroger Co.
    • The Methodist Hospital System
    • The University of Kansas Health System
    • The University of Texas System - University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • The University of Vermont Health Network - The University of Vermont Medical Center
    • Truman Medical Centers
    • UCHealth - Memorial Hospital
    • UCHealth - Poudre Valley Hospital
    • UCHealth - University of Colorado Hospital
    • UCHealth - Yampa Valley Medical Center
    • UnitedHealth Group
    • University Hospitals - Ahuja Medical Center
    • University Hospitals - Bedford Medical Center
    • University Hospitals - Cleveland Medical Center
    • University Hospitals - Conneaut Medical Center
    • University Hospitals - Elyria Medical Center
    • University Hospitals - Geauga Medical Center
    • University Hospitals - Geneva Medical Center
    • University Hospitals - Parma Medical Center
    • University Hospitals - Portage Medical Center
    • University Hospitals - Samaritan Medical Center
    • University Hospitals - St. John Medical Center
    • University of Florida Health - UF Health Shands Hospital
    • UpWell Health
    • UW Health
    • Virginia Mason Medical Center
    • Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. - Walgreen Co.
    • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    • Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
    • Weis Markets, Inc.
    • WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
    • West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc
    • Westminster Communities of Florida
    • Wyoming Medical Center
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