A 2015 SURVEY BY THE ONLINE PUBLICATION DRUG TOP;
ICS shows that most pharmacists earn at least
$100,000 in annual salary, and nearly half earn
between $116,000 and $140,000. ;at represents
quite an investment for the typical supermarket—and the spending does not stop there.
Depending on store pharmacy hours, a second pharmacist might be needed, and surely
the store will need a couple of pharmacy technicians, typically at $12 to $22 an hour, and maybe
an intern or two, at $18 per hour or more.
Put those salaries together, and store man-
agers must answer a very important question:
How do we utilize our pharmacy sta; to ensure
a maximum return on our investment?
“If the pharmacy wasn’t a money maker, why
would they stock $1 million in over-the-counter
products, dietary supplements and all those
;e right pharmacist can buoy a successful pharmacy department. BY BARRIE DAWSON
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