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Walgreens is offering as much as $75,000 to recruit pharmacists amid shortage

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Pharmacists are in such high demand that Walgreens is offering a hefty signing bonus of as much as $75,000. 

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that typically Walgreen signing bonuses are around $30,000 or $50,000. But resulting from pandemic-related staffing challenges, the signing bonus will be as much as $75,000 in certain markets across the U.S.

“That is one in every of many steps to address pharmacy staffing in some areas, so as to best meet the needs of our customers and patients, in addition to recognizing our current pharmacy staff for his or her exertions and dedication,” Walgreens said in an announcement to Fox News.

Nonetheless, recent hires are required to remain on the job for a minimum of a yr to receive the bonus.

The median annual salary for pharmacists was $128,570 in 2021, in line with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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