1999 DUR salary survey
1999 DUR salary survey
How do you compare with these DUR readers?
Most of the readers responding to Drug Utilization Review’s 1999 salary survey reported salary increases of between 1% and 3% over the past 12 months.
Of the 49 respondents, 4% make under $54,900. A fifth make between $55,000 and $64,900. A third earn $65,000 to $75,900 annually. Another fifth make $75,000 to $84,500. The remainder make between $85,000 and $115,000. Survey participants were grouped into four job descriptions: director of pharmacy, pharmacy manager, chief pharmacist, and clinical pharmacy specialist.
Nearly 13% said their salaries did not change in the past 12 months, while 29.2% experienced an increase between 4% and 6%.
Most readers (37%) said they work 41 to 45 hours a week, although 23.9% reported 46- to 50-hour work weeks, and 21,7% said they work 51 to 55 hours per week. Regarding staffing, 46.8% said staff levels increased over the past 12 months, while 23.4% reported a decrease, and 29.8% reported no change.
In terms of majority demographics, the typical respondent was male, between 40 and 50 years old, working in a 100- to 200-bed nonprofit hospital in the same position for up to three years, holding a master’s degree, and working in health care for 25 years or more. The location of the facility was nearly a dead heat: 29.8% of readers reported working in an urban setting, 23.4% suburban, 23.4% checked "medium-sized community," and 23.4% said they work in a rural setting.
Specifically, in terms of length of time in the same position, 22.9% said they’d been in the same role one to three years, 12.5% said seven to nine years, the same percentage said 10 to 12 years, 16.7% said 13 to 15 years, 6.2% said either 16 to 18 years or 22 to 24 years, 14.6% said 19 to 21 years, and 8.3% said 25 years or more.
On the question of education, 32.6% reported holding a master’s degree, 28.3 said they have a bachelor’s degree, 19.6% are PhDs, and 17.4% have completed some graduate work.
Nearly 47 percent were between 41 and 50 years old, nearly 30% were younger, and about 25% were older. Sixty percent of the respondents were men. Nearly 60% reported working in a nonprofit setting, while nearly 30% work for a government institution, and 12.5% are in a for-profit setting.
The vast majority, 89.6%, reported working in a hospital, 32.6% are in a 101- to 200-bed facility, 13% in a facility with fewer than 100 beds, and slightly more than 40% work in a 200- to 500-bed facility.
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