US Pharmacy Compensation Survey

Comprehensive data for confident pay decisions

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Consumers now expect digitally customized solutions tailored to their healthcare needs, such as telehealth and same day prescription delivery. Whether you’re a retail, mail-order, or hospital pharmacy, having the right people to meet the demands of today while planning for the future is key to long-term success. Secure critical talent and allocate salary budgets appropriately with a data-driven compensation strategy.

Learn exactly what to pay your employees with the US Pharmacy Compensation Survey. Benchmark your positions from top to bottom with reliable market data collected for 245 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

Current, reliable data
In light of the economic and workforce changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercer conducted a “data refresh” in August to address any market movement that occurred after the initial survey participation period. You will receive the results of the refresh free with your purchase.

This added step to ensure you have access to the most current, reliable data means you can move forward confidently with your pay decisions knowing that your data accurately reflect the market.

Are you ready to position your talent strategy for the future?

Participation open: March – May

Results publish: August


2020 results available

  • 64 positions published
  • USD 1,800 – 8,400
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Survey Stats

  • # of Positions Surveyed: 245
  • # of Positions Published: 64
  • # of Participating Organizations: 186
  • # of Employee Observations: 330,488

Based on data from the 2020 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

This survey is powered by Mercer Job Library. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details. Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN® , giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters.

2021 Survey Participation

Data Submission Tools

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Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs. To participate, click the ‘participate now’ link above and follow the steps provided. Rest assured that the importance of your data security is not taken lightly at Mercer, so we take the utmost precautions to protect it.

What's new in 2021

Data for this survey will be collected through Mercer Data Connector, an innovative online platform created to simplify the participation process with easy data importing, real-time data validation, and more.

Why should you participate?

  • Align your pay to the market.
  • Maximize your budget by making informed decisions to ensure you are not overpaying or underpaying.
  • Identify “hot jobs” and areas of focus for your company.
  • Secure a significant discount on survey results.
  • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events.

2021 survey schedule

  • Participation opens: March 1
  • Participation closes: May 14
  • Results available: August

Note: we will not extend participation past the close date. Please contact us to learn more about our participation services to ensure you meet the deadline.


Participation Webinar

Attend a participation webinar or watch a recording to better understand the submission process and the survey data that is collected.

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2021 survey pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
US Pharmacy Compensation Survey - Single State USD $1,800 USD $5,400
US Pharmacy Compensation Survey - Multi-State USD $3,000 USD $9,000
     

Pricing

Single-State Pharmacy Operations Participant Non-Participant
2020 US Pharmacy Compensation Survey  USD 1,800 USD 5,400
     

 

Multi-State Pharmacy Operations Participant Non-Participant
2020 US Pharmacy Compensation Survey  USD 2,800 USD 8,400
     

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  • Additional users may be added during checkout for USD 200 each per module/survey.
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  • 2020 results are available for purchase and will be delivered upon survey release (late July). 

Survey Schedule

  • Questionnaire Distributed: March 1
  • Participation Deadline: May 14
  • Data Effective Date: March 1
  • Report Available: August

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

View the participating companies in this survey.

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