US Pharmacy Compensation Survey

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Consumers now expect customized digital 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's job function while planning for the future is vital to long-term success. Secure critical talent and allocate pharmacy pay budgets appropriately with a data-driven compensation strategy.

Ensure your employee pay is competitive with the US Pharmacy Compensation Survey. Benchmark your positions from top to bottom with reliable market data for 102 jobs from across the country. Analyze the pharmaceutical salary survey 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
Are you ready to position your talent strategy for the future?

Participation open: March – May

Data effective: April 1

Results publish: August

2021 results available

  • 102 positions published
  • USD 1,800 – 9,000
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Survey Stats

  • # of Positions Surveyed: 247
  • # of Positions Published: 102
  • # of Participating Organizations: 263
  • # of Employee Observations: 303,096

Based on data from the 2021 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


  • FTEs
  • Number of Pharmacies
  • Revenue
  • Script Volume

Career Families Analyzed

  • Intern
  • Management
  • Pharmacist
  • Service Associate
  • Technician

Position Families Analyzed

  • Healthcare/Pharmacy Services
  • IT, Telecom & Internet
  • Sales, Marketing & Product Management

Position Sub-Families Analyzed

  • Account & Client Management
  • Field Sales & Account Management
  • IT Infrastructure & Systems Administration
  • Pharmacy Services

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.


Single-State Pharmacy Operations Participant Non-Participant
2021 US Pharmacy Compensation Survey  USD 1,800 USD 5,400


Multi-State Pharmacy Operations Participant Non-Participant
2021 US Pharmacy Compensation Survey  USD 3,000 USD 9,000

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Position List & Sample Report

Position List

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Sample Report

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Participating Companies

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