US Pharmacy Compensation Survey

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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 collected for 250+ 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?
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  • Product Details
  • 2019 Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • Participating Companies
  • Related Articles

Overview

Endorsed by 260+ 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 features 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 November.

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 Positions Surveyed: 253
  • # of Positions Published: 109
  • # of Participating Organizations: 267
  • # of Employee Observations: 322,936

Based on data from the 2019 US Pharmacy Compensation Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

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
  • Service Associate
  • Technician

2019 Participation

Data Submission Tools

Compensation Questionnaire
Job Matching Booklet
Job Matching Tool

Participation is now open for the 2019 Pharmacy Mid-Year Update Survey. Please note that both participants and non-participants from the Pharmacy Compensation Survey conducted in January/February 2019 are eligible to participate in the Mid-Year Update Survey. Only 2019 Pharmacy Compensation Survey participants are eligible to receive a 50% discount on the Mid-Year Update Survey results.

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 the Mid-Year Update
The Mid-Year Update features data for key policy questions and pharmacy positions (Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Leadership, etc.) as well as new roles that are rapidly evolving. Ensure you have access to the data you need to be successful throughout all of 2019.

 

2019 Survey Schedule

 

2019 Pricing

Participant:
 
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

Please Note:
- Only 2019 Pharmacy Compensation Survey participants are eligible to receive a 50% discount on the Pharmacy Mid-Year Update Survey results.

Pricing

Single-State Pharmacy Products Participant Non-Participant
2019 US Pharmacy Compensation Survey – Single-State Pharmacy Operations USD 1,500 USD 4,500
2019 Mid-Year Update USD 1,000 N/A
2019 US Pharmacy Compensation Survey + Mid-Year Update USD 2,000 N/A

 

Multi-State or Specialty Operation Pharmacy Products Participant Non-Participant
2019 US Pharmacy Compensation Survey – Multi-State Pharmacy Operations USD 2,800 USD 8,400
2019 Mid-Year Update USD 1,800 N/A
2019 US Pharmacy Compensation Survey + Mid-Year Update USD 3,700 N/A

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Survey Schedule

Pharmacy Compensation Survey

  • Questionnaire Distributed: January 11
  • Participation Deadline: February 14
  • Data Effective Date: January 1
  • Report Available: May

Mid-Year Update Survey

  • Questionnaire Distributed: July 8
  • Participation Deadline: August 30
  • Data Effective Date: July 1
  • Report Available: Mid-November
  • 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

    • Advocate Aurora Health
    • Advocate Aurora Health - Aurora Pharmacy
    • Ahold Delhaize - Food Lion, LLC
    • Ahold Delhaize - Giant Food Stores, LLC
    • Ahold Delhaize - Giant of Maryland, LLC
    • Ahold Delhaize - Hannaford Bros. Co.
    • Ahold Delhaize - Retail Business Services
    • Ahold Delhaize - Stop & Shop, New England
    • Albertsons Companies
    • Allegheny Clinic
    • Allegheny Health Network
    • Allegheny Health Network - Allegheny General Hospital
    • Allegheny Health Network - Allegheny Valley Hospital
    • Allegheny Health Network - Canonsburg Hospital
    • Allegheny Health Network - Forbes Regional Hospital
    • Allegheny Health Network - Jefferson Hospital
    • Allegheny Health Network - St. Vincent Hospital
    • Allegheny Health Network - The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
    • AtlaniCare Regional Medical Center
    • Atrium Health
    • Atrius Health, Inc.
    • Baylor Scott & White Health
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Baylor All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Baylor Health Enterprises, LP
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Baylor Heart & Vascular Center, LLP
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Baylor Medical Center at Garland
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Baylor Medical Center at Irving
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Baylor Medical Center at Plano
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Baylor University Medical Center
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Brenham Hospital
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - College Station Hospital
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Continuing Care Hospital
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Health Texas Provider Network
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Llano Hospital
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Marble Falls Hospital
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Memorial Hospital
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Round Rock Hospital
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Scott & White Health Plan
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Taylor Hospital
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - Texas Heart Hospital of the Southwest, LLP
    • Baylor Scott & White Health - THHBP Management Company, LLC
    • Baystate Health, Inc. - Baystate Franklin Medical Center
    • Baystate Health, Inc. - Baystate Medical Center
    • Baystate Health, Inc. - Baystate Noble Hospital
    • Baystate Health, Inc. - Baystate Wing Hospital
    • Cardinal Health, Inc.
    • Carilion Clinic
    • Chewy.com
    • Children's Health System of Texas
    • Christiana Care Health System
    • CIGNA Corporation
    • 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 Health Care System - Cook Children's Medical Center
    • CVS Health Corporation
    • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
    • Essentia Health
    • Fairview Health Services
    • Franciscan Health - Dyer
    • Franciscan Health - Hammond
    • Franciscan Health - Munster
    • Fresenius Kabi USA
    • Froedtert Health
    • Froedtert Health - Community Memorial Hospital
    • Froedtert Health - Froedtert Hospital
    • Froedtert Health - St. Joseph's Hospital
    • Geisinger Health System
    • Harris Health System
    • Health First, Inc.
    • HealthPartners
    • HealthPartners - Regions Hospital
    • H-E-B
    • Henry Ford Health System
    • Humana, Inc.
    • Kaiser Permanente - Northern California
    • Keck Medical Center Of USC
    • Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
    • Lexington Medical Center
    • Lifetime Healthcare Companies, Inc. - Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    • Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
    • Magellan Health, Inc.
    • MaineHealth - 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
    • Meijer, Inc.
    • 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 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
    • MidMichigan Health
    • MidMichigan Health - MidMichigan Home Care
    • MidMichigan Health - MidMichigan Medical Center - Clare
    • MidMichigan Health - MidMichigan Medical Center - Gladwin
    • MidMichigan Health - MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot
    • MidMichigan Health - MidMichigan Medical Center - Mt. Pleasant
    • MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena
    • MultiCare Health System
    • NewYork-Presbyterian - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
    • Norton Healthcare
    • Norton Healthcare - Norton Audubon Hospital
    • Norton Healthcare - Norton Brownsboro Hospital
    • Norton Healthcare - Norton Children's Hospital
    • Norton Healthcare - Norton Hospital
    • Norton Healthcare - Norton Women's & 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
    • Ochsner Health System
    • OnePoint Patient Care
    • Oregon Health & Science University
    • Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    • Penn State Health - St. Joseph Medical Center
    • 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 Healthcare - Piedmont Rockdale Hospital
    • Piedmont Healthcare - Piedmont Walton Hospital
    • Pill Pack LC
    • Prime Therapeutics, LLC
    • Propel Pharmacy, LLC
    • 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 Hood River Memorial Hospital
    • 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
    • Providence Health & Services - Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
    • Publix Super Markets, Inc.
    • Renown Health
    • Rite Aid Corporation
    • Saint Francis Hospital
    • Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee
    • Saint Francis Hospital South
    • Scheurer Hospital
    • Sentara Healthcare - Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
    • 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 - Grand Rapids Hospitals
    • SSM Health
    • 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 Janesville Hospital
    • St. Joseph Mercy - Oakland
    • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    • Stanford University - Stanford Health Care
    • Tenet Healthcare Corporation
    • Texas Children's Hospital
    • Texas Health Resources, Inc.
    • 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 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 AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies - AmeriHealth Caritas
    • The AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies - PerformRX
    • The AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies - PerformSpecialty
    • The AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies - Prestige Health Choice
    • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    • The Kroger Co.
    • The Methodist Hospital System
    • The Methodist Hospital System - Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital
    • The Methodist Hospital System - Houston Methodist St. John Hospital
    • The Methodist Hospital System - Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
    • The Methodist Hospital System - Houston Methodist West Hospital
    • The Methodist Hospital System - Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
    • The Methodist Hospital System - Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
    • The Methodist Hospital System - San Jacinto Methodist Hospital
    • The Methodist Hospital System - The Methodist Hospital
    • 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
    • UW Health
    • 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

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