Faculty Articles

Title

Pharmacists' Wages and Salaries: The Part-Time Versus Full-Time Dichotomy

ISBN or ISSN

1934-8150

Location

United States

Publication Title

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Volume

12

Issue

2

Publication Date / Copyright Date

3-1-2016

First Page

341

Last Page

346

Publisher

Elsevier Inc.

DOI Number

10.1016/j.sapharm.2015.06.003

Abstract

Background: Recent years have seen significant growth in part-time work among pharmacy personnel. If preferences and outlooks of part-time and full-time workers differ, job-related incentives may not have the same effect on both groups; different management practices may be necessary to cope with rapidly evolving workforces.

Objective: To compare wage-and-salary responses to the number of hours worked, human-capital stock, and job-related preferences between full-time and part-time pharmacists. The analysis focused on the pharmacist workforce because, unlike other professions, remuneration is fairly linear with respect to the amount of time worked.

Methods: Data were collected from a self-reported survey of licensed pharmacists in southern Florida (U.S. State). The sample consisted of 979 full-time and 254 part-time respondents. Using ordinary least squares, a model estimated, separately for full-time and part-time pharmacists, annual wage-and-salary earnings as functions of average workweek, human-capital stock, and job-related preferences.

Results: Practitioners working less than 36 h/week were driven almost exclusively by pay, whereas practitioners working 36 h or more exhibited a more comprehensive approach to their work experience that included variables beyond monetary remuneration.

Conclusion: Managing part-time pharmacists calls for emphasis on wage-and-salary issues. Job-security and gender- and children-related concerns, such as flexibility, should be oriented toward full-time practitioners.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Keywords

adult, aged, employment, family characteristics, female, Florida, humans, least-squares analysis, male, middle aged, models, statistical, personnel staffing and scheduling, pharmacists, salaries and fringe benefits, surveys and questionnaires

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